Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/01/spam_scam_sting/

Sting nets two spam scam suspects

Double jeopardy

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 1st March 2006 16:45 GMT

The US secret service has arrested two men over accusations that they sent massive quantities of spam emails to more than 1.2m AOL subscribers. Todd Moeller (AKA Trill), of New Jersey, and his business partner Adam Vitale (AKA Batch1), 25, of Florida, were busted after agents used an informant to hire the duo to spamvertise a computer security product.

Mueller taped his "client" for $6,500 for IT equipment needed to facilitate the bulk mail operation. He also made an agreement that would guarantee him $40,000, at minimum, or half the proceeds of sales of the security product, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports

The Spamhaus Project has a full run-down on the case against Vitale (here) and Mueller (here). ®