Grand Jury indicts spammer
Posted 31 May 2007 - 07:28 AM
May 30, 2007 ~ SEATTLE — "A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail. Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails. "He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day." A federal grand jury last week returned a 35-count indictment against Soloway charging him with mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering... Prosecutors are seeking to have him forfeit $773,000 they say he made from his business, Newport Internet Marketing Corp... Prosecutors say Soloway used computers infected with malicious code to send out millions of junk e-mails since 2003. The computers are called "zombies" because owners typically have no idea their machines have been infected. He continued his activities even after Microsoft won a $7 million civil judgment against him in 2005 and the operator of a small Internet service provider in Oklahoma won a $10 million judgment, prosecutors said..."
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:07 PM
as background, they mentioned that as much as 80% of e-mail bandwidth is consumed by spamming activities... I didn't know that
its good he's detained though (yay)