Text message spammers busted in dark web market takedown get probation

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A trio of text message spammers, all busted when the FBI infiltrated and shut down the Darkode cybercrime market, have all pleaded guilty, but they may never see the inside of a prison cell.

Two of the three men have received sentences of probation, while the third has yet to be sentenced.

Text message (or SMS) spam is more than just a nuisance.

Clicking on links in unsolicited text messages can be a dangerous proposition, potentially leading to websites that might deliver you malware.

Continued: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/02/01/text-message-spammers-busted-in-dark-web-market-takedown-get-probation/

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