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SEATTLE -- A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.

Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.

"He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day."

A federal grand jury last week returned a 35-count indictment against Soloway charging him with mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.

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I hope they put him in a cell with a really big guy who hasn't had sex for some time.
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One down, thousands to go.
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Personally I'd get some people to form an angry mod and lynch him.

*Rabble!* *Rabble!* *Rabble!*
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One down, thousands to go.
Only 199 to go.

I think it is 80% of spam is sent by around 200 people? Get those first 200!

Just think about 80% of all spam... how much electricity and bandwidth is wasted transfering those billions of junk mails. Then those hundreds of thousands of hours deleting them...
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Give him a p1 100 mhz to play with. See how much spamming he can get done then.
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Wow! That's great! Too bad that will not alleviate the problem at all really
    
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Only 199 to go.

I think it is 80% of spam is sent by around 200 people? Get those first 200!

Just think about 80% of all spam... how much electricity and bandwidth is wasted transfering those billions of junk mails. Then those hundreds of thousands of hours deleting them...
You think, huh?

And do you not think there will be someone to quickly take his place?
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I was just coming to post the same story. Here is the msn article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18955115/

EDIT: Same content (from AP)
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Give him a p1 100 mhz to play with. See how much spamming he can get done then.
A lot actually... he just has to send out trojans and virus to make an exponentially grow botnet.
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