Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

The Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005 imposes a penalty of $500 per fax for advertisements to a fax machine without an established business relationship.

A hacker’s mass printer trolling (causing many printers to print material) may have crossed the line where it can be considered advertising, as it contained information to direct the fax’s recipients to a website URL.

More from Forbes with Hacker Weev Could Face Punishment For ‘Mass Printer Trolling’ Under Junk Fax Law by Abigail Tracy