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Spammer campaign exploits email read receipts

Spammer campaign exploits email read receipts

A new wave of malicious spam relies on requests for delivery confirmations for unsolicited emails.
Oct 8 2008 9:43AM
Spammer walks free in Virginia

Spammer walks free in Virginia

State court overturns ruling in Jaynes case.
Sep 16 2008 2:15PM
Hitman scam spammer on the prowl again

Hitman scam spammer on the prowl again

A scam artist who threatens to kill spam email recipients or kidnap their loved ones is active again, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns.
Aug 30 2008 12:29PM
Fugitive spammer Davidson commits suicide

Fugitive spammer Davidson commits suicide

Convicted spammer Edward 'Eddie' Davidson apparently killed his wife and daughter before taking his own life.
Jul 28 2008 10:53AM
Spam King Soloway sent down for 47 months

Spam King Soloway sent down for 47 months

A man described by Microsoft as one of the top ten spammers in the world has been sentenced to nearly four years in jail.
Jul 24 2008 9:57AM
Convicted spammer escapes from prison

Convicted spammer escapes from prison

Convicted spammer Edward "Eddie" Davidson has escaped from a federal prison camp after serving just five weeks of a 21 month sentence..
Jul 23 2008 4:48PM
Convicted spammer escapes from prison

Convicted spammer escapes from prison

Convicted spammer Edward "Eddie" Davidson has escaped from a federal prison camp after serving just five weeks of a 21 month sentence.
Jul 23 2008 1:24PM
Spammer jailed for 30 months

Spammer jailed for 30 months

A New York court has sentenced a persistent spammer to 30 months in prison.
Jul 18 2008 10:10AM
Cloudmark warns on new spammer techniques

Cloudmark warns on new spammer techniques

Spammers are using increasingly inventive ways to circumvent email systems and find their way into inboxes.
Jul 17 2008 7:47AM
Spammer loses free speech argument

Spammer loses free speech argument

A court in Virginia has struck down a spammer's appeal that his conviction violated his rights to free speech..
Mar 4 2008 7:35AM
AOL spammer gets 27 months in slammer

AOL spammer gets 27 months in slammer

A convicted AOL junk mailer, who tried to strike a spam business deal over instant messenger with a confidential informant, was sentenced on Friday to 27 months in prison.
Nov 6 2007 9:56AM
FTC files complaint against weight-loss pill spammer

FTC files complaint against weight-loss pill spammer

A district court judge has temporarily ordered a pharmaceutical company to halt the delivery of spam messages promoting herbal pills claiming to help shed pounds.
Aug 27 2007 10:38AM
Brooklyn spammer faces 11 years in prison

Brooklyn spammer faces 11 years in prison

A New York man pleaded guilty this week to violating the CAN-SPAM Act by sending junk email to about 1.2 million AOL subscribers in a 2005 run.
Jun 14 2007 11:16AM
FTC slaps alleged pornography spammer with hefty fine

FTC slaps alleged pornography spammer with hefty fine

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stung a pornography marketer with a US$465,000 civil penalty this week for breaking anti-spam regulations that require an email warning of sexually explicit materials.
Feb 2 2007 9:31AM
MySpace files suit against alleged spammer

MySpace files suit against alleged spammer

MySpace today announced it has filed a federal lawsuit against a well-known spammer who allegedly used the popular social networking site to send millions of messages promoting websites that hawked items such as ring tones and Polo shirts.
Jan 23 2007 7:22AM
Australian spammer Clarity1 fined

Australian spammer Clarity1 fined

The first company to be convicted under Australia's anti-spamming laws was fined about $4.2 million today for sending 280 million spam emails.
Oct 27 2006 5:45PM
U.S. still top spammer country, but not by much

U.S. still top spammer country, but not by much

The U.S. is still the world’s top spammer nation, according to a survey published today, but it is now close to losing that dubious distinction to China.
Apr 20 2006 7:17PM
Australia nails first spammer

Australia nails first spammer

An Australian spammer has become the first person to be successfully prosecuted under that country's anti-spam laws.
Apr 18 2006 12:33PM
Porn spammer faces five years behind bars

Porn spammer faces five years behind bars

A U.S. individual faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of aiding and abetting the sending of spam containing graphic pornographic images.
Feb 2 2006 3:02PM
Detroit spammer faces years behind bars

Detroit spammer faces years behind bars

A man accused of sending millions of illegal spam emails from compromised computers belonging to, is expected to plead guilty in a U.S. court session on Tuesday.
Jan 13 2006 10:24AM

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