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Hack to SPAM!

by Nikola Strahija on July 24th, 2004 During the course of 137 separate intrusions, between April 2002 to August 2003, Scott Levine and staff at Snipermail stole 8.2 gigabytes from Acxiom's FTP servers, according to charges by federal investigators.

The US Department of Justice said the case involves what might be the "largest illegal invasion and theft of personal data to date".

The data was allegedly used for e-mail spamming campaigns by Snipermail, a Boca Raton based company allegedly controlled by Scott Levine.

Allegedly, Acxiom's losses resulted in more than $7m, but there is no suggestion that this data was used in identity fraud.
The Department of Justice said that six other people associated with Snipermail are cooperating in it's investigation.

Acxiom clients include 14 of the 15 biggest credit card companies, seven of the top ten auto manufacturers and five of the top six retail banks. The company also analyses consumer databases for multinationals such as Microsoft, IBM, AT&T and General Electric.

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