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Spammer Jailed

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Prosecutors say Mr Soloway became one of the world’s biggest spammers, using computers secretly infected with orders to send out millions of his e-mails
Such computers are known as “zombies” because their owners often have no idea they have been hijacked for another purpose
Identity theft laws
According to prosecutors, Mr Soloway was responsible for tens of millions of unsolicited e-mails promoting his own company between November 2003 and May 2007.
He is said to have frequently changed the web address of his internet marketing business to avoid being caught.
A US lawyer said Mr Soloway was the first person to be prosecuted for sending out spam e-mails using federal laws against identity theft.
Prosecutors want to seize the sum of $773,000 (£391,000) that Mr Soloway is said to have made from his firm.
If convicted of all the charges, he also faces a fine of $250,000 (£126,500) and a maximum prison term of 65 years.

Sucks to be him. Finally some jail time for spammers. Finally.

Orignally found via BBC 

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Written by markp1

June 1, 2007 at 7:41 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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