Spam King Arrested in Las VegasAug 8th, 2011 | By Anet Dunne | Category: Technology
The FBI announced that after two years of working with Facebook to track down the hacker, Stanford “Spamford” Wallace was arrested. He is accused of sending “phishing” messages to Facebook users to get account information, then hacking those accounts. When he gained access, he would post misleading messages from the hacked account that would trick friends into clicks that would boost traffic to his clients’ websites.
Newspapers reported that Wallace, 43, claimed to have sent as many as 30 million junk Emails per day in the 1990s. He was arrested on the last day of the “black hat” convention in Las Vegas. Spam King Arrested Global Post.
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