Ex-AOL employee pleads guilty

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  1. Firecat

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    Another reason not to use AOL. A former America Online employee pleaded guilty on Friday to charges he stole 92 million e-mail screen names and sold them to a "spammer." Jason Smathers, 24, admitted to conspiracy and interstate trafficking of stolen property, charges that could carry a maximum prison sentence of 24 months under federal guidelines.

    The federal case charged that Smathers, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, stole the screen names from AOL, a Time Warner Inc. unit, and sold it to an Internet marketer.

    The marketer paid $28,000 for the names, then allegedly used them to promote his online gambling operation while also selling them to other spammers, according to prosecutors.

    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsA..._01_N04727738_RTRIDST_0_NET-CRIME-SPAM-DC.XML
     
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    An other ISP's like Comcast aren't vulnerable to the same thing?
     
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    Hey, I never said other ISPs are not vulnerable. Anything can happen anywhere, and sadly, AOL has been targeted by the nasty guys.
     
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