Spammers get 5 years in jail
October 16, 2007 | In: Internet
If there is one thing that I really don’t like on the internet, it is email spam. Therefore, I’m pretty happy to read that 2 spammers were sentenced to 5 years in jail after sending millions of unsolicited porn emails.
The 2 guys, aka Jeffrey A. Kilbire and James R. Schaffer, from the US, started their spam business back in 2003 and made more than $2 million. Thankfully, they were ordered to forfeit $1.3 million, which is more than half of what they wrongfully earned.
In nine months in 2004, Mr. Kilbride, Mr. Schaffer and an associate transmitted more than 600,000 spam messages advertising pornographic Web sites, according to court documents.
More info available at NYTimes.