Thursday, December 11, 2003

Spammer arrested

It's about time. Jeremy Jaynes was arrested in North Carolina for sending illegal spam under a new (and until now untested) Virginia law. Virginia came into the picture because the computers used for the spamming were located in Virginia.

Virginia, incidentally, has about 50% of all of the world's Internet traffic passing through because it is the home of businesses like AOL.

The particular law Jaynes is charged with violating involve sending more than the maximum amount of email spam allowed and in falsifying routing information. He could get as much as twenty years if convicted.