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Three men arrested in alleged wide-ranging spam operation

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    Three men have been charged over a hacking scheme that allegedly collected tens of millions of personal records for use in spam campaigns.

    U.S. prosecutors say the trio broke into the networks of three companies and improperly accessed the network of a fourth one where one of the men was employed.

    Their primary goals revolved around obtaining email addresses for consumers in order to advertise insurance companies or online sites that sold narcotics without prescriptions, according to a news release.

    They also used used the email systems of some hacked companies to send spam in an attempt to avoid antispam security filters.

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