Thursday, May 31, 2007

Spam Zombiemaster Arrested

A man said to be one of the worst spammers in the world has been arrested and may face decades in jail:
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.
Excellent. Now, if they'd start arresting everyone involved with popup ads and browser hijackers...