The holder of the largest spam network of Internet has been arrested


U.S. police arrestedĀ  the founderĀ  of one of the largest spam networks in the world. Russian responsible for one of three unwanted e-mails sent daily worldwide, has pleaded not guilty.

However, besides the electronic evidence, FBI agents have managed to convince the couple to testify against his accomplices.

U.S. authorities were seeking him in 2008 by Oleg Nikolaenko, a 23-year-old Russian known as “spam king.” Young is accused of creating a program that has infected over 500,000 computers worldwide. Then they journeyed from spam, which advertised products without user consent.

The man has won hundreds of thousands of dollars from such tricks. But luck deserted him last month, when FBI agents from Las Vegas have managed to get their hands on it, after an undercover investigation.

“At one point, the network that created it he was responsible for one third of spam messages worldwide,” says an FBI agent. More precisely, 10 billion unwanted messages arriving each day in the mailboxes of Internet users. But the Russian program was designed for more serious crimes: identity theft, cyber attacks that affect a computer’s resources or infrastructure and key resources attacks.

If found guilty, the man and could spend the next three years behind bars.

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Posted by M.P.Bogdan on Dec 5 2010. Filed under Featured News, Internet. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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