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The Lure: The True Story of How the Department of Justice Brought Down Two of the World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals by Steve Schroeder

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Chapter 13. The Prosecution Wraps Up

After Phil Attfield concluded his testimony, Steve and Floyd decided to liberate the out-of-town witnesses who had been waiting for their turn. Their testimony would be routine and brief, and then they could go on their way. Joseph Farrell from Quantum Computer near New Orleans told the jury how free email addresses were furnished to web-based customers at MyOwnEmail. His company had registered approximately 200 unique domain names, such as pulp-fiction.com, crazysexycool.com, and quack-quack.com. Customers could create email accounts using one of those domain names. Because the service was free, MyOwnEmail did not verify the personal information filled in by the customers during registration. Mr. Farrell testified ...

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