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Vast spam operation shut down by FTC

October 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Federal authorities in Chicago say they've shut down one of the largest spam e-mail operations in the world. The Federal Trade Commission says the group generated e-mails promoting sales of prescription drugs and "male enhancement" pills.The FTC says authorities closed the operation by working with their counterparts in New Zealand.

The FTC plans to provide more details at a news conference in Chicago later in the day.

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