Man Admits Guilt For Spamming E-Mails
A man from Iowa on February 7, 2007, admitted to have misrepresented information in commercial e-mails in the act of spamming them intentionally, according to court documents.
27-year old Joshua Eveloff, resident of Carter Lake, Iowa pleaded guilty that he wrote false information on e-mails to hide his true identity from the recipients.
Eveloff promised in his messages to "steal anyone's password" and "read your FBI file" and sent them to millions of users during 2004. A Florida company reported to the FBI that some external source used its computers to relay at least 1.5 million e-mails in a span of six hours. Following this the FBI launched an investigation.
According to prosecutor Anne Perry, Eveloff was one of the early spammers ever identified. She made the statement that Signonsandiego published on February 8, 2007.
Unfortunately, such spam mails account a huge proportion of all e-mails. Businesses spend huge amount of money to prevent them from infecting their customers and employees.
These spamming activities inflict on the proper use of the Net, said San Diego FBI spokesman, Darrell Foxworth in a statement that Signonsandiego published on February 8, 2007.
Investigation of the case was conducted in San Diego where another man, Michael Twombly, aged 43 from Cardiff, north of San Diego participated in the scheme.
Twombly also pleaded guilty in January 2007 to charges connected with Eveloff's activities. He had facilitated Eveloff to gain computer access across the United States. Federal prosecutors said Twombly supplied with passwords and login information to Eveloff who used them to send out spam mails from his PC in Iowa.
The court shall sentence both of them in April 2007. According to Perry's court filing, Eveloff had stored 100 million e-mail ids in his computer.
The prosecutors said the case was the first of its kind in San Diego and only the third national one within the purview of recent federal legislation prohibiting unsolicited e-mails.
Eveloff may have to spend three years in prison and pay a maximum fine of $250,000 after being sentenced. Twombly shall bear a lesser sentence because his role in the crime was relatively small.
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