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man arrested for a third of spam in your inbox

     
5:13 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Think this goes in here:
A Russian man the FBI believes has been responsible for one-third of the spam you get in your inbox is scheduled to be arraigned in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, court Monday.

According to court documents and FBI affidavits, researchers began tracking down the "Mega-D" spam automated botnet as a prime source of selling counterfeit goods, and the mastermind of it all is Oleg Nikolaenko.

"'Mega-D" was likely the largest botnet in the world, accounting for 32% of all spam," the court documents said. "Security researchers estimated that the botnet was capable of sending ten billion spam email messages a day.


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6:04 am on Dec 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This man stole days of my life. I wish I could meet him in a dark alley, but he wouldn't like the result.
7:15 am on Dec 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hopefully this fellow will be sentenced to a spam sandwich (the real SPAM) and a laxative for every spam email sent.
4:25 pm on Dec 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't know about everyone else but after creating a few e-mail accounts to catch the crap, and the others for actual real work I don't even notice spam anymore.

Just gota guard your real e-mail address really closely.
10:46 pm on Dec 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have found that the amount of spam that I see is right down. Only a handful of items a day now rather than double figures.