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CAN-SPAM finally finds a spammer

This act [text, PDF] was signed into law last December. Finally, for the first time, the Department of Justice was able to identify an actual spammer and obtain a conviction.

Nicholas Tombros admitted driving around Venice, Calif., last year, searching for unprotected hot spots — an activity called "wardriving" — and exploiting them to distribute unsolicited e-mail that advertised pornographic Web sites.

Tombros pleaded guilty on Monday to unauthorized access to a computer to distribute multiple commercial spam messages. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6 and faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison, according to the United States Attorney, Central District of California.

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