Got this last night as a follow-up to my post on the spyware/kiddie porn/spam zombie connection. Direct Revenue has also been in contact with us about this.
I’m Ken McGraw, Chief Compliance Officer for 180solutions. Thank you for letting us know about the instance you discovered where 180search Assistant had been distributed in conjunction with child pornography. With your help, we have been able to confirm this to be true and will be taking the following actions:
* Based on pressure from us, Simpel Internet has ceased all distribution operations until they can get better control of their affiliates.
* We will cooperate with law enforcement in any way we can to ensure that justice is brought in this case.
* In the next couple of days, once we have the name and contact information of the alleged child pornographer, we will file a civil lawsuit. All proceeds from this suit will be donated to a charity or organization whose mission is to protect children from online pornography or predation.
It goes without saying that child pornography is illegal and morally reprehensible. Fortunately, this is the first time in our six years of existence, to my knowledge, that we have been distributed with this type of illegal content. We deplore it. Distributing our products with such illegal content is specifically against our code of conduct and as such, we will continue to do everything we can to prevent our products from being distributed with it.
Chief Compliance Officer