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In prison for stealing data

by Ivana Strahija on February 23rd, 2006 Scott Levine, once owner of Snipermail, an e-mail marketing company, has just been sent to prison for eight years, accused if stealing more than 1 billion data records.


The data Levine stole contained personal information, such as names, e-mails, addresses, phone numbers and other. This he did by hacking into Acxiom, which is a storage for other companies where they can keep various information.

Although the plaintiffs succeeded in proving Levine's hacking, there is no evidence yet that any of the stolen data has been used for other malicious purposes, in ex. identity theft or credit card fraud. It seems that all Levine has done is sell data to a broker for use in an advertising campaign.


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