Drive by Spammer Cops a Plea

Nicholas Tombros is reportedly ready to accept a plea deal in the face of CAN-SPAM charges of breaking into another persons computer to send spam.
Tombros drove through beachfront Venice California looking for unsecured wireless networks and used them to send porno spam. Also interesting is how he got the email addresses. He stole them from a Credit Card aggregation company where he worked.
So we’ve got a lesson there about companies needing to secure your data. And the fill out that privacy election form we get once a your from the credit card company. Otherwise our contact info will be shared with a company that doesn’t secure our info.
I wish I could find an article on how this guy was caught. Also kind of curious about why the company who paid for the spam wasn’t charged also.