Man gets 7 years for forcing modems to call premium numbers
A New Hampshire man who made US$8 million by installing unwanted dial-up software on computers and then forcing them to call expensive premium telephone numbers was handed down an 82-month sentence on Monday.
Prosecutors say that between 2003 and 2007, Asu Pala and others put together a lucrative business by setting up premium telephone numbers in Germany — similar to the 1-900 numbers used in the U.S. — and then infecting German PCs with software that would automatically dial the numbers for short periods of time.
The guy was only caught after he bought his second Lamborghini for cash…numbnuts…
Honey, I have no idea where those 900 phone calls came from? Read the entire article here.