AOL phisher nets six years' imprisonment

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 12:12 AM EST

A California fraudster who posed as a rep from AOL's billing department in order to trick users into handing over financial details was jailed for 70 months (five years and 10 months) on Monday, Information Week reports.

Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, of Azusa, California, was found guilty in January of sending thousands of bogus emails to AOL customers in the first conviction by a jury under the CAN SPAM Act 2003, the US's anti-spam laws. Goodin used compromised Earthlink accounts to distribute messages supposedly originating from AOL's billing department.

At The Register.

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