Friday, June 08, 2007

Spam king arrested!

Spam King, Robert Soloway, 27, was arrested in Seattle, US for sending out millions of junk mails. He is one of the world's biggest spammers, using "zombies" to send out millions of his e-mails.

Between Nov 2003 to May 2007, he was responsible for tens of millions of unsolicited e-mails promoting his own company, making USD$773,000 and frequently changed his web addresses to avoid being caught.

He will become the 1st person to be prosecuted for sending out spam e-mails in US under the Federal Laws against identity frauds. Possible penalties - USD$250,000 fine and maximum of 65 years jail.

Source: BBC News Technology - US arrests Internet "Spam King"

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