Spammer Gets Eight Years In Jail For Identity Theft Hack

from the and-axciom? dept

Remember Acxiom? One of those data collection companies who has made it nearly impossible to opt out of their “marketing” database, which they sell to all sorts of marketing organizations? Yes, this is the one that got hacked and had much of their data stolen, after which they fixed things so well that, yup, they got hacked again, this time by a well known spammer, who used the data to add to his list of supposedly “opt-in” spam recipients. Well, the spammer/hacker has now received eight years in jail, but Acxiom apparently gets off easy for not protecting your data very well. They must have had some sort of policy in place, as apparently that’s all you need to be protected from liability on data leaks these days.

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