Fitting punishment for THIS twerp perp would include a lifetime requirement that his phone number, address and email would be public record and ineligible for 'do not call' protection.
It's all Al Gores fault .If he did not invent the internet
we would not be in this mess.
92 illion? Is that a lot?
Computer hackers represent the liberal side of the values coin. Which means the rest of us are likely to see more theft, security compromises and outright cyber-vandalism for the sake of these nerds' sick fun.
These are the nerds and freaks who can never get the girl, so they stroke their feeble masculinity by destroying a good thing.
I'll bet the perp made much more than $28,000.
AOL is a spammer's goldmine since a high percentage of their users are, to put in nicely, "less than bright". Emails of EVERY user in the system should be worth several hundred thousand or a million bucks.
I run an e-business and spam marketers always approach me with offers(I have never done spam). AOL emails sell for much more than this guy sold them for.
He said leniency was appropriate for "someone who tries hard to bare his soul but doesn't have the information the government needs."
In December, Hellerstein said he was not convinced Smathers had committed a crime, but he accepted the plea in February when he said prosecutors had sufficiently explained why he had.
Is it just me or does anyone else picture Judge Hellerstein as completely clueless when it comes to computers and the Web?
Pretty light sentence. I would have put him in the slammer for 5 to 7.
I have to say that AOL has done an excellent job of supressing spam. Used to get >10 a day, now down to maybe 1 or 2 a week if that.