Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, granted EarthLink an injunction and a $16.4 million judgment against Howard Carmack, who engaged in ID theft and fraud to deliver over 800 million spam e-mails last year via the hundreds of accounts he established with the ISP. How much EarthLink can expect to collect….nil.
For reference, see the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, 18 USC 1030.
In a related update, see this May 14 article from News.com, ‘Buffalo Spammer’ nabbed in New York which says that “New York state authorities have arrested the e-mail marketer “Buffalo Spammer,” in the state’s first criminal case against a junk mailer.”
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