Do we need a new SPIM law?

Monday, 28 February 2005, 1:27 PM EST

On February 15th an 18-year-old man from Cheektowaga, New York was charged with creating tens of thousands of fraudulent IM accounts and using these accounts to send unsolicited instant messages (you know the type, "my boyfriend just dumped me, and I am alone with a webcam" or "get great rates on a mortgage.") According to the complaint, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Anthony Greco sent more than 1.5 million IMs from October to November 2004 to members of the MySpace.com online community.

By Mark Rasch at SecurityFocus.

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