In the USA a Facebook spammer has been sentenced to 30 months jailtime and $310k in restitution for sending 27million unsolicited ads disguised as friend posts. 

Though it may seem like spam messages are the stuff of giant networks of evilly cackling robots who are hell bent on beleaguering innocent people with offers for cheap erectile dysfunction medications, sometimes it’s just a human hacker. One of those humans now has more than two years of jail time to look forward to after sending more than 27 million spam messages through Facebook.

The so-called “Spam King” who pleaded guilty to fraud and criminal attempt in August 2015, admitting that he’d committed mass spamming efforts in 2008 and 2009, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $310,628.55 in restitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California announced. 

This article was published on 16 June 2016 by Consumerist. Read the full article.