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Australian Company Fined USD 4.1 Mln for Spam E-mails

Sophos has welcomed news that an Australian company and its director have been fined a total of AUSD 5.5 million (USD 4.1 million) after it was claimed they sent over 200 million Spam e-mails in a 12 month period. The Perth, Western Australia-based spammer, Wayne Mansfield, and his company Clarity, were found to have illegally sent out millions of Spam messages in the 12 months since Australian Spam laws were introduced in April 2004. In April 2005, Sophos reported how authorities in Australia raided a suspected Spam factory in Perth, during which the contents of computer hard disks and other material were seized.

"This is the first time that spammers have been successfully prosecuted under the Australian Spam Act, and represents a victory for the authorities and the man in the street pestered by nuisance e-mail," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Spam is a global problem, and robust action needs to be taken against spammers wherever they are based in the w...

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