A man has pleaded guilty to sending more than 27m spam messages to Facebook users, after gaining access to numerous user accounts.
Admitting his role in a California court yesterday, Sanford ‘Spam King’ Wallace (47) sent unsolicited ads disguised as posts, according to AP.
Melinda Haag – US Attorney in California – said Wallace admitted to having accessed around 500,000 Facebook accounts between November 2008 and February 2009.
He has also accepted that he violated a court order not to access the computer network of the social networking site.
Back in 2009 Facebook won US$711m in damages against Wallace. He also fell foul of MySpace, with a similar case the year previous.
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