A Las Vegas software developer has been charged over a software cookie scam
that left eBay severely out of pocket.
Christopher Kennedy built a software program called Saucekit, which could be
used to make it look as though internet users had been clicking on
advertisements for eBay, according to the court filings.
EBay pays a fixed fee to affiliate sites that direct internet users to the
auction site, and uses the information in the cookies to identify the payee for
the advertising click-throughs.