Thursday, July 17, 2008

AOL Spammer Gets 30 Months in Prison

Jeremy Kirk writes on Computerworld UK:

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for blasting AOL subscribers with spam over a four-month period.

Adam Vitale was also ordered to pay AOL $180,000 in restitution, according to his attorney, David Touger. He was sentenced in US District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.

Vitale and his partner, Todd Moeller, were caught after they offered their spam services to a government informant, according to an indictment filed in May 2006.

The two sent around 250,000 spam messages to more than 1.2 million email addresses belonging to AOL subscribers, the indictment said.

More here.


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