Federal Trade Commission v. Cyberspy Software, LLC et al.

Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief

EPIC Complaint Leads to Halt of Stalker Spyware Distribution.

Following an EPIC complaint, a federal court has ordered CyberSpy Software to stop selling malicious computer software. In March, EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that the spyware purveyor engages in unfair and deceptive practices by: (1) promoting illegal surveillance; (2) encouraging "Trojan Horse" email attacks; and (3) failing to warn customers of the legal dangers arising from misuse of the software. The federal regulators agreed, and asked the court for a permanent injunction barring sales of CyberSpy's "stalker spyware," over the counter surveillance technology sold for individuals to spy on other individuals. The court entered a temporary restraining order on November 6, 2008. Further litigation is expected before the court rules on the government's request for a permanent ban.

This is the Federal Trade Commission's Complaint for permanent injunction and other equitable relief.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, 11th Circuit, Florida | United States