Charles T. Booher

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Charles T. Booher (July 30, 1959 – January 14, 2005), was an American engineer.

In November 2003, he was indicted by the United States for threatening to injure and kill employees of a Canadian company, DM Contact Management Ltd., who he believed were responsible for sending him large amounts of spam, and causing pop-up ads every few minutes on his work computer, many touting penis enlargement, and refusing to stop. He was released on $75,000 bond, and faced a possible sentence of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.[1][2][3][4][5]

On January 14, 2005, he committed suicide by asphyxiation with helium.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Male Enlargement Ads Prompt Spam Rage", Reuters, November 24, 2003. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Hulme, George V. (November 24, 2003). "Move Over Road Rage—Here Comes Spam Rage", InformationWeek. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Haines, Lester (November 24, 2003). "U.S. Man Threatens Anthrax Attack on Spammers", The Register. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Pulcrano, Dan (December 4, 2003). "Raging Against the Machine", Metro Silicon Valley. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Swartz, Jon (February 11, 2004). "Spam Rage Drives Some E-Mailers to Extremes", USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Pulcrano, Dan (January 26, 2005). "Death by Internet", Metro Silicon Valley. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  7. ^ Mitchell, Anne P. (January 31, 2005). "Spam Victim Takes Own Life", The Internet Patrol. Retrieved September 12, 2015.