United States v. Viet Quoc Nguyen and Giang Hoang Vu/United States v. David-Manuel Santos Da Silva

Overview: 

Between approximately February 2009 and June 2012, at least eight Email Service Providers (ESPs) all over the United States, including two ESPs based in the Northern District of Georgia, were hacked and confidential information, including proprietary marketing data containing over one billion email addresses, was stolen. The stolen email addresses were then subjected to “spam” attacks, which involved the receipt of unsolicited emails that enticed the recipients by promoting specific products and providing hyperlinks for the recipients to purchase the products. The hyperlinks directed the recipients to affiliate marketing websites associated with Marketbay.com.

Between approximately February 2009 and June 2012, at least eight Email Service Providers (ESPs) all over the United States, including two ESPs based in the Northern District of Georgia, were hacked and confidential information, including proprietary marketing data containing over one billion email addresses, was stolen. The stolen email addresses were then subjected to “spam” attacks, which involved the receipt of unsolicited emails that enticed the recipients by promoting specific products and providing hyperlinks for the recipients to purchase the products. The hyperlinks directed the recipients to affiliate marketing websites associated with Marketbay.com.

Case Open Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
USAO - Georgia, Northern
Updated June 2, 2016