You’ve Got Spam.

An AOL engineer stole a list of 92 million AOL screen names–including associated Zip codes and credit card types, though apparently not numbers–and sold them to guy in Las Vegas for US$100,000, who then turned around and re-sold it to spammers for US$2,000 per letter, or US$52,000 for the entire list.
24-year-old Jason Smathers was arrested at his home in West Virginia and charged with conspiracy, as was the 21-year-old Las Vegas gambler, Sean Dunaway, who rolled the dice and lost. (Ooh! Bad, Lance! Bad!) AOL apologized and said they are strengthening their internal procedures. I’m sure that makes you rest a lot easier.

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