Jeffrey Brett Goodin is sentenced to the prison for nearly six years and has to pay $1,002,885.58 to the victims of his phishing scheme, including nearly $1 million to Earthlink.
Goodin was found guilty after a week-long jury trial for sending thousands of e-mails through an Earthlink Internet connection to America Online users. The email was spoofed so that it appeared to be from AOL’s billing department. AOL customers where asked to update their personal and credit card information on AOL webpages that Goodin controlled. With the information, Gooding made unauthorized credit card purchases.