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AOL Employee Sells 92 million Screen Names to Spammers

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by ! !, Jun 28, 2004.

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    http://www.net4nowt.com/isp_news/news_article.asp?News_ID=2176

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    ! !, Jun 28, 2004 IP
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  3. TopSpin

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    #3
    Nice... but I bet that happens alot more than is publicized.
     
    TopSpin, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    #4
    all that for 52k?

    why couldn't the spammers just spend a day and set up 100 individual accounts by themselves anyway?
     
    david_sakh, Sep 8, 2004 IP
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    Now, being an AOL employee this dude knew the risk he was taking, should have been a lot smarter - but being so young - he probably never gave it a thought - and that dude that bought the list, well he is even dumber that the AOL guy!
     
    ironhorses, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    #6
    These stories make me laugh. What people would do to earn money!
     
    tokyoice, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    #7
    so...where do we get the list? :p
     
    BusinessCoach, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    Seqqa Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Just sceen names, or other information like email addresses? This is bad news if your already have a problem with email spam.
     
    Seqqa, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #9
    Do you realize that this "news" is 1480 days old? I guess most of the 92 million Screen Names are obsolete by now :)

     
    wisdomtool, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    movingconcierge Active Member

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    #10
    This thread is four years old and was resurrected by a new member. :p

     
    movingconcierge, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Prominent Member

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    #11
    uh, 92,000,000 is a bit more then 100 ;)
     
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    #12
    This thread is from 2004. why did you guys dig this up
     
    sachy24, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    #13
    all screen names are also @aol.com

    of course aol is not the giant it used to be and this happened repeatedly with employees "cashing out"

    fun times...fun times.....
     
    BusinessCoach, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    i agree. anyway I never used AOL so my email box will be safe. :D
     
    tradeya, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    #15
    Becuase we are grave diggers.... LOL
     
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    #16
    Wow lol thankgod i use hotmail:p
    The 2 guys shouldve been smarter i bet they thought they wouldnt get caught lol
     
    jakehard, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    #17
    I've been seeing a lot of aim spam recently. I was going to buy a list but the deal fell through >_<
     
    tacoX, Sep 10, 2008 IP
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    #18
    this is OLD
     
    captaincore, Sep 10, 2008 IP