One bad apple… (AOL’s Jason Smathers Arrested for Stealing Email Addresses)

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AOL employee Jason Smathers has been arrested for stealing an AOL customer list containing 92 million AOL usernames and selling it to Las Vegas spammer Sean Dunaway.

Police say that Dunaway, who was arrested as well, used the list to send spam about his online gambling business, and that he also sold the list to other spammers.
Do any of Aunty’s readers happen to know the street price for a list of all user email addresses at AOL?

AOL has said that Smathers has been fired, although Aunty is pretty sure that’s West Virginian for “lynched”.

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