It’s about time–The first ‘Canned Spammer’

Yahoo! News – US Charges AOL Worker Sold Customer List for Spam

So that’s why AOL had so much spam, eh?

The feds think this guy sold 92 million (92,000,000) subscriber’s names and e-mail addresses to spammers, for $52,000. Until today, I had just assumed the spammers had to work to build their lists, not just buy them. I hope they give this guy the maximum penalty (5yrs/$250k). And I wonder how many other people have been doing similar schemes…

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