Incident for Allan Carlson 2003-10-07

First Name Allan
Other Name Eric
Last Name Carlson
DOB Unknown
Age 35
Gender male
Location US
Information The indictment charges that Carlson, a disgruntled Philadelphia Phillies fan, hacked into computers of unsuspecting users and from those computers launched spam e-mail attacks with long messages voicing his complaints about the Phillies management. The indictment charges that when launching the spam e-mails, Carlsons list of addressees included numerous bad addresses. When those e-mails arrived at their destinations, the indictment charges that they were "returned" or "bounced" back to the person who purportedly sent them – the persons whose e-mail addresses had been "spoofed" or hijacked. This caused floods of thousands of e-mails into these accounts in a very short period of time. "Fans have the right to voice their displeasure but these were electronic attacks with serious consequences," said Meehan, who created a separate Computer Crime section in his office in 2001. "By flooding the victim computer systems with spam e-mails, those systems and the businesses they support were severely affected. You can boo, you can turn off the TV, but you cant hijack the e-mail address of an unsuspecting user and call it passion." Meehan also noted that this is the first use of an identity theft statute against an e-mail spammer.
Pending Outcome No
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime Unknown
Occupation student
Crime(s) Hacking
Sector(s) Private equity
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Lawyers Cherie Chappell
Prosecutors John McKay
Judges Robert S. Lasnik