Yahoo wins $610m lottery scam case
Spammers sent mails to people falsely informing them that they were winners in a lottery of Yahoo
A New York federal district court judge awarded Yahoo $610m in a lawsuit against spammers who sent mails to people falsely informing them that they were winners in a lottery of Yahoo.
The judge ordered defendants to pay Yahoo $27m for trademark infringement and $583m for violating the US Can-Spam Act. Yahoo filed the lawsuit in 2008 against spammers using their email system to defraud people. Yahoo traced the guilty, who included Nigerian and Taiwanese nationals, through internet records.