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post #21 of 60
Robert Alan Soloway arrested today!

What a piece of work

"A grand jury returned a 35-count indictment against Soloway"
"Soloway allegedly used a network of computers that were infected with malicious software that would instruct them to send out e-mails. These computers are known as 'zombie' computers and their owners are often unaware of what is going on."

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...0531?hub=World

Dang it... now I find the previous post!
    
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post #22 of 60
Yay

Less spam now?
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post #23 of 60
Other post...
http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...-arrested.html
Sorry for the dubble!

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post #24 of 60
I think they really need to start arresting and charging fines on anyone who spams in any kind of way...

And no I don't mean "lasldaslerlsatlaflsafsakrsar"
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I don't see why people spam, it's just a big waste of time for them and all of the "victims".

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Today is a good day my friends.
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post #27 of 60
wow finally...dont have to see those spams again..like enlarger and crap
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post #28 of 60
As a followup to this story:

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...=1275&Itemid=1

Quote:
FBI getting ahead of themselves



Recently arrested spammer, Robert Alan Soloway, is not quite a spam king, he's more like a spam pawn. That didn't stop the authorities from prancing around bragging how they stopped spam.

All the claims that Soloway is one of the top spammers in the world slowly lose their credibility, as his arrest, it seems, is not making that big a difference. It maybe made a difference for taxpayers, as they probably payed for his arrest.

Allegedly, Internet was to see a considerable drop in spam after the arest, but it has hardly made a dent. There was no notable drop, the numbers were still the same, 70 billion messages in 24 hour period which is the same number from two weeks before.
I guess there's a lot more to spam then the authorities think.....
    
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post #29 of 60
Or all the zombie machines are autonomous now and the only way to stop them is to remove the head or destroy the brain....
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post #30 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
I don't see why people spam, it's just a big waste of time for them and all of the "victims".

NiNja
IF 1 in every 1000 people spammed ACCIDENTLY open the message and get a pop up to a page that pays for "hits" then the spammer gets payed for a referral.

Not counting the ID theft and Credit Card Numbers he probably has emailed to himself!
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