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Jun 23, 2004
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AOL Employee Stole Email List

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Is your house email list really, really safe? If this happened to AOL, it certainly can happen to you. From a press release sent at 4:42 today:

"Earlier this year, AOL began litigation against a major spammer, and in the process of which, discovered that an AOL employee had stolen member screennames in 2003, which AOL believes were used to send junk email. AOL has uncovered no information indicating that this theft involved member credit card or password information stored by AOL. AOL rapidly brought this information to the attention of federal law enforcement, and this morning the AOL employee was arrested and charged with criminal activity relating to the theft of these screenames."
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