The Face of an Ass-Clown
The spammer trial revealed some of the inner working of ass-clown spammers. Convicted spammer Jaynes (pictured in the CNN story) operated on 16 high-speed lines – the equivalent connectivity of a 1,000 person company (cost: $50,000 a month). What boggles my mind is how he made $400,000 to $750,000 a month – and that with only one response from every 30,000 emails sent. The jury recommened a 9 year prison term. (One year for each character in the term “ass-clown”, although I suspect that it’s just a bizarre coincidence. Or is it?)
Jaynes’ ass-clown defense attorney admits that his client was a bulk email distributor, but his argument was that the prosecution could not prove the emails were unsolicited. Yeah, like the 92 million AOL customers who had their email addresses stolen asked to receive offers for “V|4gra”. Ass-clown.
Filed under: Computers
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