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#1 JohnWho

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 04:16 PM

Spam King Robert Holoway behind bars (Roundup)

May 31, 2007, 19:40 GMT
San Francisco - A man known as the king of spam was in federal jail Thursday facing numerous charges for surreptitiously taking over thousands of personal computers and using them to bombard millions of inboxes with with unwanted e-mail marketing messages.



Complete link - h e r e.


Got him, now will they get any of the others?


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:34 PM

Thank you JohnWho for bringing a little good news to us all.

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:49 PM

Happy the Authorities are catching these Criminals.

In a press release by the FBI, we find out that three botnet masters
have been arrested or charged in an operation with computer fraud and
abuse in violation of Title 18 USC 1030, including:

* James C. Brewer of Arlington, Texas, is alleged to have operated a
botnet that infected Chicago area hospitals. This botnet infected tens
of thousands of computers worldwide. (FBI Chicago);

* Jason Michael Downey of Covington, Kentucky, is charged with an
Information with using botnets to send a high volume of traffic to
intended recipients to cause damage by impairing the availability of
such systems. (FBI Detroit); and

* Robert Alan Soloway of Seattle, Washington, is alleged to have used a
large botnet network and spammed tens of millions of unsolicited email
messages to advertise his website from which he offered services and
products. (FBI Seattle)

FBI states that potentially over 1 million victims were affected as a
direct result of this botnet. Chalk three up for the good guys. Of
course, we already knew about Robert Soloway, the other two are new.

Source: http://www.castlecops.com/article-6793-nested-0-0.html

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:50 PM

Please keep up the good,hale Great news

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:47 AM

Well, that takes care of all four of the spammer-criminals in the good ole USA. What about the other six that remain at large scattered around the world?

Cheers! :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 07:41 AM

Well, that takes care of all four of the spammer-criminals in the good ole USA. What about the other six that remain at large scattered around the world?

Cheers! :flowers:

And a Spammer here in Australia who sent 74 MILLION Spam Emails. Happy at least the Authorities are at least taking this problem seriously. :thumbsup: Link to Auzzie Spammers Conviction.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story...39-2702,00.html















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Posted 21 June 2007 - 07:43 AM

Yeah.

Thankfully, there's only 10 of them!

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 09:22 AM

I have heard that in Russia they have shot one famous spammer... but that was couple of years ago.
EDIT: The story

Edited by Giedrius M, 22 June 2007 - 05:03 AM.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:32 PM

:flowers: :trumpet: :inlove: Thats hilarious, Giedrus. Good for those Russians, taking matters into their own hands. :cool: :thumbsup: :)
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 10:29 PM

Public hangings just mite make a come back, like in the old west.




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