The Spam Diaries

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

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Porn spammer Nicholas Tombros avoids jail

Secure your damn WiFi

The U.K. Register and other sources are covering the case of Nicholas Tombros who was convicted of hijacking WiFi connections in order to send porn spam. His method was to drive around the Venice, California area looking for open wireless internet connections, logging on, and sending spam through the network connections of unsuspecting home owners.

The sentence is little more than a slap on the wrist — he was given a $10,000 fine and sentenced to six months of home detention. No word on how much he made from the porn spam, but if it was more than $10,000, and it probably was, this is a joke of a sentence.

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