419 Scammer Caught!

Here’s the fascinating account of the arrest of a 419 spammer in a Dublin Internet cafe. It is a lengthy but good read, and the following thread brings up some interesting points about the legality of listening to Internet traffic.
Later… and it made it on to slashdot! Thankfully the linked page on is the static archive page I linked to above. I think we’ll survive the slashdotting!
And we made it on to the Register too!

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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