Sanford Wallace was one of the early people who were famously bad on the Internet, by creating an email spam network in the late 1990s that earned him the name “Spam King” a.k.a. Spamford Wallace. But on the New Hampshire Seacoast, he was known for co-owning a bar called Plum Crazy and being a DJ in the early 2000s. I wrote a big piece about all this years ago, but it appears to have disappeared into the digital black hole that happens when newspapers change computer systems: Here’s a 2003 article from Wired, written in his New Hampshire days.
Alas, it appears that Wallace didn’t turn over a new leaf, after all. He just got a two-year prison term for sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users as part of a phishing scam, reports ComputerWorld.