Thursday, June 24, 2004

Spam scam at AOL

It's no surprise they busted this spammer in Las Vegas, that's where I would go too after making the kind of money he made by selling AOL's entire email list to his fellow spammers.

An engineer working for America Online was arrested yesterday and charged with stealing 92 million e-mail addresses of AOL customers and selling them to spammers that were peddling penis enlargement pills and online gambling sites.

The engineer, Jason Smathers, 24, was arrested at his home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., yesterday. Sean Dunaway, 21, who was described by prosecutors as a broker of e-mail lists for spam, was arrested in Las Vegas.

NYT article here.


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