EarthLink sues the 'Buffalo spammer'

Thursday, 8 May 2003, 1:13 AM EST

The third-largest Internet service provider (ISP) also said it is testing a new "permission-based" spam-blocking technology and plans to roll it out to subscribers by the end of May.

The company said it will argue to shut down what it calls a "Buffalo, New York, spam ring" that sent more than 825 million unwanted e-mails since March 2002 over EarthLink's networks to its subscribers. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

EarthLink alleges that Howard Carmack, who. the ISP calls the "Buffalo Spammer," along with his accomplices, used stolen credit cards, identity theft, banking fraud and other illegal activities, to fraudulently purchase Internet accounts and send spam. EarthLink claims that Carmack "assumed the identities of other Carmack family members and of innocent third-parties to disguise his own involvement in these illegal activities."

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Email scammers stole $215M from businesses in 14 months

Posted on 29 January 2015.  |  In 14 months there have been nearly 1200 US and a little over 900 non-US victims of BEC scams, and the total money loss reached nearly $215 million.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jan 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //