A rogue Internet service provider that hosted and participated in the distribution of spam, malware, and porn has finally been shut down as a result of a request made by the FTC to a district court judge. The ISP, 3FN, has had its servers and assets seized and has been ordered to turn over $1.08 million of its proceeds to the FTC.
The FTC first charged 3FN in June 2009 with a number of… really bad things. These included active recruiting of and working with criminals to distribute content such as spyware, trojan horses, phishing schemes, and pornography—including child porn. The FTC says 3FN advertised its services to like-minded people in the "darkest corners" of the Internet, like chat rooms for spammers.