Aol employee jailed for selling email addresses

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Ex-AOL man jailed for e-mail scam
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"A former AOL employee has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling members' details to spammers. Jason Smathers, 25, said he turned into a "cyberspace outlaw" after selling the database of 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses."

92 million email address!!

"I know I've done something very wrong," Mr Smathers told US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein

Ain't that the truth, $28,000 for 92 million addresses is way below market value.



$28,000 was well under market value for those e-mails back when he sold it.

I'm wondering if there could be a class action lawsuit against AOL for this. If you signed up with a company that stated they would not disclose your information and they did, isn't that something you can be compensated for?

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