AOL Engineer Is Charged in Spam Scheme

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    NEW YORK - An America Online software engineer was charged Wednesday with harvesting a list of 92 million customer screen names that was eventually used to send spam.
     
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    Oh my god, he committed a TERRIBLE crime.
    92 MILLION screen names!? :eek:
     
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    AOL breach gives spam fight a twist

    The day after a former AOL engineer was arrested on charges of stealing 92 million e-mail addresses that ended up in the hands of spammers, AOL customers fretted about their names circulating in cyberspace's netherworld, and more spammers were scrambling to get the coveted list.
     
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