The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Monday, July 24, 2006

Email list thief faces up to 55 years in prison

One final item to cross my desk today: One William Bailey, Jr has been indicted in Philadelphia with 11 counts of computer intrusion. Bailey operates dr-411.com which sells professional organization member databases, presumably to spammers.

In particular, Bailey is charged with gaining unauthorized access to the computer at American College of Physicians and downloading their membership database.

In theory, Bailey faces up to 55 years in prison and $2.75M in fines.

See ChatMag.com for the full story.

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