SPAMMER TO REINVENT HIMSELF: MOVIE TO FOLLOW?
I recently read an article about the The State of Texas and Microsoft filing a lawsuit against one of the world’s worst purveyors of spam, Ryan Pitylak. Pitylak apparently admitted to sending out 25 million spam emails a day at the height of his business operation. Pitylak was fined $1 million and has been forced to sell his house and BMW. Things would not seem to be going his way, right? Not so fast.
In taking a page out Frank W. Abagnale’s book (you remember the movie, Catch Me If You Can)Pitylak is reborn as an anti-spammer and is offering is services to Internet companies so they can stop folks like himself. If he’s lucky maybe there will even be a movie made about him.
Only in America.