Man Described as a Top Spammer Arrested

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Man Described as Top Spammer Arrested

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Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.
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He has been living in a ritzy apartment and drives an expensive Mercedes convertible, said prosecutor Kathryn Warma. Prosecutors are seeking to have him forfeit $773,000 they say he made from his business, Newport Internet Marketing Corp.

This isn't going to decrease spam. It is going to show people exactly how profitable it is.

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Now serving #136

That is about as effective as taking down a kingpin for a drug cartel, there are 20 more inline to take his place.

Another

Yes, another spammer may step in but they don't have the keys to his botnet of compromised machines.

>Yes, another spammer may

>>Yes, another spammer may step in but they don't have the keys to his botnet of compromised machines

That list is good for 2 hours anyway. So long as someone has access to his viruses they can get started pretty quick.

I have actually experienced

I have actually experienced a decrease of spam since the story broke and so have many others.

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>>>I have actually experienced a decrease of spam since the story broke and so have many others.

Really?

I have not noticed any change at all.

Anyone else?

No

No perceptible change here.

A big increase of Russian

A big increase of Russian language spam here, apparently from datamining UK domain registration data. Hm, that sounds well targeted.

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