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A US fraudster who used fake electronic greetings cards to spread malware has avoided a jail sentence for his crimes. Thomas Taylor of West Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced to four years of probation for his part in a malware-powered ID theft scam targeting AOL users. He was further ordered to pay $33,714 in restitution to …


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  1. Franklin

    Let this be a lesson to you!

    Steal someone's wallet, get 15 years in prison. Steal the entire contents of the bank accounts of thousands of people, get a little bit of community service.

    Clearly, the judicial system wants to send a stern message to criminals: Think big!

  2. Joe Jim

    Not so bad

    Well at least he didn't upload songs.- those scum should bankrupted & do 15 years

  3. C. P. Cosgrove

    Chris Cosgrove

    He must have passed his scripts on before he was nailed - I got a phishing e-mail allegedly from Hallmark about 1 month ago. Oh well.

  4. sath


    Wait, i have a friend in the UK called Thomas Taylor. Wonder what will happen if he tries to fly to America?

  5. Nameless Faceless Computer User
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    I have seen those ignoring traffic signals get more jail time.

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