Wallace, who claimed in 1998 that he was quitting the spam business, allegedly used that information to create profiles, groups and forums to spam users into visiting deceptive websites, according to a statement.
MySpace – one of the world’s most heavily trafficked websites with more than 130 million accounts – claims Wallace violated state and federal anti-spam laws.
"Individuals who try to spam or phish our members are not welcome on MySpace," Hemanshu Nigam, MySpace CSO, said. "We will continue to aggressively protect our members through a combination of legal action, law enforcement pursuit and technological advancements."
The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages and a permanent injunction banning Wallace from using MySpace.
Wallace, who started his criminal career in the early 1990s as a junk fax mailer, was ordered last year by the Federal Trade Commission to pay US$4 million for a spyware campaign launched by his company, SmartBot.net.
MySpace sues 'Spam King' for phishing
By Dan Kaplan on Mar 28, 2007 12:02AM