Two More Sentenced In $1.3 Million Spam Email Scheme

Tomasz Chmielarz and Devin McArthur get two years of probation for involvement in a hacking scheme affecting 60M people.



Two more people have been sentenced in the hacking and email spamming case involving $1.3 million, for which Florida resident Timothy Livingston was earlier given 48 months in prison, says Reuters. Tomasz Chmielarz and Devin McArthur have been sentenced to two years of probation for hacking corporate databases, including that of Comcast Corporation, and targeting personal information of 60 million people.

Prosecutors say Livingston and Chmielarz developed software to exploit vulnerabilities in corporate sites, hacked into email accounts, and used corporate servers to send bulk spam emails on behalf of Livingston’s clients. Ex-Comcast employee McArthur also provided Livingston illegal access to the server of the Pennsylvania-based company to further his spam campaign.

Other compromised corporate databases include those of a New York telco and a Texas credit monitory company.

Chmielarz must also pay restitution of $64,529 and a fine of $3,000 while McArthur has to pay $7,070.

Read details on Reuters.

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