Spammer Kills Coffee Shop's Connection

    Date23 Oct 2006
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    These days, free or low-cost WiFi is almost a given at a coffee shop as are double-tall, half-decaf moccachinos with hazelnut syrup (hold the foam). WiFi is great for attracting customers... and spammers, as The Green Bean in Greensboro, NC found out last week. The coffee shop had its Internet connection shut off after its ISP noticed a gigantic volume of spam originating from its IP address. The Green Bean's WiFi isn't free, but a dollar per day isn't going to break the bank for most users. For a spammer looking to dump a couple million e-mails into inboxes and spam filters around the world, it's quite a bargain.

    The unknown user took advantage of the caf

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