LA TIMES -- Feb 19 -- Spimmer arrested for broadcasting 1.5 million instant messenger ads on MySpace.com for pornography and cheap mortgages. Federal prosecutors said it was the first criminal case involving this new form of spam — known as "spim." Anthony Greco, 18, was arrested at LAX, where prosecutors lured him from his upstate New York home for a bogus meeting with MySpace president. Greco had threatened to tell other spammers how he sent the unsolicited instant messages to MySpace users if he wasn't given an exclusive marketing contract with MySpace, which has 9 million users. about 1% of traffic on AOL Instant Messenger is spim. Greco, faces 18 years in prison if convicted. He was released under a $25,000 bond.