Monday, February 07, 2005

Project Honeypot - Trapping Spammers

Project Honeypot is a project to trap spammers. And it's working:
Jeremy Jaynes was found guilty last November by a state court in Leesburg, Virginia, of sending more than 10 million unsolicited emails a day. He was hawking pornography, work-at-home schemes and stock-picking software.

The spams are estimated to have earned him around $750,000 a month. He is now on $1 million bail, forbidden from using the internet and will be sentenced this month. The jury has recommended he gets a nine-year jail term.

2 comments:

mmChronic said...

Yay - at last teh possible punishment is matching the massive rewards! 9 Years! BWAHAHAHAHA!

Merg said...

One feels perhaps the jury have experience the "joys" of spam.

I shall await sentencing -- it could yet end up a slap on the wrist.