Spam King Sued By Facebook Surrenders To FBI

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  1. roundabout

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    Spam King Sued By Facebook Surrenders To FBI

    SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Sanford Wallace, long known as the "Spam King," has surrendered to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation after being indicted for allegedly clogging Facebook Inc. with millions of unsolicited messages.

    The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that Wallace, 43, had been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple counts of fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer and criminal contempt.

    According to the July 6 indictment, Wallace accessed Facebook's computer network multiple times between Nov. 2008 and March 2009 in order to plant programs that compromised 500,000 Facebook accounts, and filled the Palo Alto, Calif.-based social-networking service's servers with 27 million spam messages.

    Wallace made his initial court appearance on Thursday and was released on $100,000 unsecured bond, the DOJ said.

    Facebook has grown rapidly since its founding in 2004 and now has over 600 million users.

    The company sued Wallace in 2009, alleging that he had hijacked legitimate Facebook accounts and used them to distribute spam messages.

    Facebook's civil lawsuit was ultimately referred to the U.S. Attorney's office for possible criminal proceedings.

    A Facebook spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Wallace originally gained notoriety in the 1990s, after filling inboxes with unsolicited email.

    He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Aug. 22, the DOJ said.

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    He'll be headed for Federal pound you in the ass prison here shortly.
     
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    Put him in a cell with Don LaPre and when they get out they'll both make more money than they ever lost getting sued or put in prison! It's almost laughable how much effort goes into fuckin' with guys like this when there are legitimate problems that could sorely use the funding. Like the search for proof of aliens...oh wait, we have Pace and Bill...never mind.

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