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'Spam King' Sanford Wallace gets 2.5 years in prison

"Spam King" Sanford Wallace, who got infamous after sending ton of spam messages on Facebook a few years ago, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

'Spam King' Sanford Wallace gets 2.5 years in prison

Wallace kept on sending a link to people from 2008 to 2009. The link was for an external website that stole their log-in credentials and downloaded their friends' lists.

Wallace then spammed those users, stole their log-ins in order to spam their friends, and so on and so forth.

He also managed to access Facebook's computer network several times during that period to execute his scheme. It is learned that
Wallace was responsible for at least 27 million spam messages on the social network.

The prosecutors sought a 36-month sentence for Wallace. "The defendant's history demonstrates that he has yet to suffer a consequence -- other than a default judgment that cannot be collected -- for his spamming activities," they wrote.

"A sentence of 36 months' imprisonment will impress upon the defendant the seriousness of his actions and deter him from engaging in similar conduct again."