Saturday, August 13, 2005

Up yours, spammer scum pt II

Scott Levine, the scum behind spam empire, was convicted on 120 counts of unauthorized access to data, two counts of access device fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. He and his employees stole 1.6 billion customer records from Acxiom, a company whose business is to violate people's privacy, and used the data to spam and inflate the size of's contact database to make more attractive to buyers.

Maximum sentence is 640 years in prison and about $30M in fines.

Let's hope the people sentencing him were victims of his spams.

The only negative side to the story is that Axciom, once again, gets away with basically peeing on people's online privacy.


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