Guess what happens if an ISP hosts and distributes spam, malware and porn? It's going to get shut down, especially if the FTC gets involved! That's exactly what happened with Internet service provider 3FN. Earlier this week, the FTC made a request to a district court judge to shut down the ISP. 3FN's servers and assets were since seized and they have been ordered to pay $1.08 million of it proceeds to the FTC.
This started back in June of 2009, when the Federal Trade Commission initially charged 3FN with actively recruiting and colluding with criminals to distribute e-content such as spyware, viruses, trojans, phishing schemes and child pornography.