In 2005, the Federal Trade Commission filed a civil suit against the companies Seismic Entertainment Productions, MailWiper Inc., and Spy Deleter Inc. The suit alleged the three companies illegally sold the fraudulent malware program, receiving over $2 million in revenue.
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- Borland, John (2004-02-11). "Anti-spyware vendors come under fire". CNET News. Archived from the original on 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2006-12-14.
- Fetters, Eric (2004-03-03). "'Spyware' sneaks in". The Herald. Archived from the original on 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
- Fennessy, Steve (2004-08-12). "A hated man: A story of spam, spyware, and second chances". Creative Loafing Atlanta. Retrieved 2006-12-14.
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