News Item: A Las Vegas man faces 11 federal criminal counts related to 27 million unsolicited spam messages authorities say he launched via Facebook servers. Sanford Wallace received “substantial revenue” for the scheme, which involved compromising the accounts of nearly 500,000 users of the popular social network, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
With apologies to Sting:
I will send you a fax to help promote a scam
There’s no reason for this, it’s just the way I am
And if they should indict me, I won’t give a damn
For it’s my destiny to be the King of Spam
Yes, I know: “Weird Al” does this kind of thing better.