Posted by Cullen Dana.
Timothy Livingston, a business owner of Whole Lot of Nothing LLC, pleaded guilty to “hijacking customer’s email accounts to send unsolicited ‘spam’ messages.” He also admitted he and his fellow employee, who pleaded guilty along with another employee after Livingston did, created a “software that appropriated a corporate website belonging to a New York-based technology company in order to use its servers to send spam that appeared to be from the company.”
The man generated, according to his prosecutors, “$1.3 million and property” from his hacking scandal. Livingston entered “his plea in federal court in Newark, New Jersey to three counts” one being “conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with computers and access devices.”
Livingston agreed to give up $1.35 million as well as the property he gained from the scandal. He is scheduled to be “sentenced January 27, 2017.”
Cullen is a marketing major at the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, Class of 2019.