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Facebook wins lawsuit against 'spam king' Sanford Wallace

Facebook has won a US federal lawsuit ruling against "spam king" Sanford Wallace and alleged associates.

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Facebook has won a US federal lawsuit ruling against "spam king" Sanford Wallace and alleged associates.

Facebook filed a federal complaint against Wallace in a San Jose District Court. Alleged associates Adam Arzoomanian and Scott Shaw were also named as defendants in the suit, according to a report on developer site insidefacebook.com.

The three men are alleged to have used the Facebook network to target potential spamming victims and to have used their identities and profiles to spead their marketing messages to others using the site.

In May 2008, MySpace won a $234m judgement against Wallace and a business partner for illegal spam and phishing attacks against MySpace users.

Wallace has been spreading spam since the 1990s, and has been accused of various federal crimes since he came on the scene.

In response to the Facebook lawsuit, a judge has banned Wallace and his alleged associates from accessing or trying to access the Facebook network.

If they do, Facebook can apply for their arrest.

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