Thursday, May 31, 2007
And The Spammer Went Down
Yesterday, one of the top spammers in this country (USA) was caught and jailed. Hats off to the law enforcement people involved in catching the guy who has been a huge problem for all of us who have email. That would be almost all of us. The non affected people would likely be those whose email is on a website instead of coming directly to the computer like mine does.
Here was a guy who took full advantage of the recent technology and used it to get people to his site. They then could sign up for him to send out thousands of emails which would then make a computer a "zombie" meaning that it would send out emails that the owner of the computer did not know anything about. The person who paid this guy, I guess, thought that it was a legitimate business option and paid out $495 for the service. The man, Robert Alan Soloway, has been a thorn in the side of thousands of people worldwide with his tactics.
Last week, a federal grand jury returned a 35-count indictment against Soloway. He is now residing in federal custody.
All I can say here is HALLELUJAH!! Thank goodness, they finally got him. According to officials at Microsoft, who believe that he was a huge problem for their customers, emails should be far less likely to have as much spam as in the past. I'm really ready for less spam.
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