Ex-AOL employee sentenced to 15 months in spam case

Thursday, 18 August 2005, 3:49 AM EST

A former America Online employee was sentenced to 15 months in prison today for stealing 92 million e-mail screen names from the Internet company and selling them to a spammer.

Jason Smathers, 25, pleaded guilty in February in federal court in Manhattan to charges that included conspiracy and interstate trafficking of stolen property.

By Christine Kearney at Computerworld.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //