Feeds

US man threatens anthrax attack on spammers

Spam rage vigilante really didn't want a larger penis

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

A computer programmer from Sunnyvale, California faces up to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine after being arrested for threatening to torture and kill employees of a spam company, Yahoo! News reports.

Charles Booher, 44, apparently snapped after his computer was deluged with ads offering a larger penis and, presumably not requiring a larger penis at that time, launched a terror campaign against the Canadian company he blamed for the outrage.

Booher did not, however, restrict himself to a few shirty emails and perhaps an angry phonecall to DM Contact Management, which dispatched offers of the "Only Reliable, Medically Approved Penis Enhancement" on behalf of Albion Medical.

Nope. This disgruntled spamee threatened the company with anthrax attack, offered to "disable" one employee with a bullet and further torture him with an ice pick and power drill. Clearly still dissatisfied, he then declared he would hunt down and castrate employees if they failed to remove him from the company's mailing list. During his own personal crusade against spam, Booher used the return email address Satan@hell.org.

Douglas Mackay, president of DM Contact Management, said: "This went for a long, long time. He seemed really dedicated to this. He seemed like a guy just crazy enough with nothing to lose that might actually do something."

Of course, Mackay denied any responsibility for the spam tsunami, claiming that a rival firm had dispatched the "unsolicited bulk e-mail". Mackay said such firms "give a bad name to the penis enhancement business".

Indeed, there's nothing worse than distreputable penis enhancement outfits besmirching the good name of the penis enhancement business by bombarding already-satisfied males with unwanted offers of donkeydom.

Well, there is one thing that's worse - sending such emails to Charles Booher, the man for whom the phrase "spam rage" was invented. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.