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EarthLink brings down 'Timeshare Spammer'

EarthLink brings down 'Timeshare Spammer'

US ISP EarthLink's announced that its investigation of Peter Moshou, aka the "Timeshare Spammer," has led to Moshou being sentenced to serve one year in federal prison. He will also pay $120,000 in restitution stemming from his conviction in June on a federal charge of violating the CAN-SPAM Act.
Nov 22 2005 9:51AM
'Weaselboy' spammer jailed over £1.6M scam

'Weaselboy' spammer jailed over £1.6M scam

A spammer who built up a £1.6 million ($2.75 million) fortune from his bedroom in his father's house was jailed for six years for fraud and other crimes.
Nov 17 2005 12:08PM
Spammer pharmacist indicted for fraud, dealing

Spammer pharmacist indicted for fraud, dealing

A 25-year-old Minnesota spammer has been indicted on multiple federal charges.
Aug 25 2005 4:36PM
Woman held over spammer death

Woman held over spammer death

A woman is being held in connection with the violent death of mega-spammer Vardan Kushnir.
Jul 27 2005 2:30PM
Unbeatable spammer takes beating, dies

Unbeatable spammer takes beating, dies

Spam behemoth Vardan Kushnir has emailed his last Russian after being bludgeoned to death on Sunday.
Jul 26 2005 3:20PM
'Rizler' spammer rolls up in court

'Rizler' spammer rolls up in court

A spammer alleged to have sent over a billion unsolicited emails to AOL users has finally been arrested and faces up to six months in jail.
Jul 6 2005 12:04PM
Time in jail awaits 'Timeshare Spammer'

Time in jail awaits 'Timeshare Spammer'

A Florida man known as the “Timeshare Spammer” has pleaded guilty to one count of violating federal anti-spam laws.
Jul 1 2005 2:25PM
Porn spam triples

Porn spam triples

Pornographic spam tripled during May from 5.62 to 14.05 percent of all spam, according to an internet security firm.
Jun 23 2005 10:48AM
ACA investigates suspected spammer

ACA investigates suspected spammer

The Australian Communications Authority is investigating a Perth-based company suspected of sending tens of millions of unsolicited commercial emails.
Apr 8 2005 3:07PM
Florida spammer hit with internet ban

Florida spammer hit with internet ban

A Florida judge has banned a man from Daytona Beach from using the internet for six years. Charles Frye, 29, had pleaded guilty to a charge of sending millions of spam emails.
Mar 4 2005 3:24PM
Israeli spammer in hot water

Israeli spammer in hot water

Microsoft’s internet crime clampdown has continued with a law against a man suspected of being Israel’s biggest spammer.
Feb 24 2005 5:31PM
Spammer hits journos, journos hit back

Spammer hits journos, journos hit back

A California man has been convicted on 79 counts of fraud and identity theft after flooding sportswriters' email accounts with spam. Alan Carlson, 39, sent thousands of vitriolic messages to Philadelphia-based journalists for over a year, and spoofed their email addresses to spam members of the public.
Jan 14 2005 5:14PM
Southern hospitality ends for Texan spammer

Southern hospitality ends for Texan spammer

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot is taking a student, allegedly at the centre of one of the world’s largest spam operations, to court.
Jan 14 2005 2:54PM
Can-Spam can't can AOL spammer

Can-Spam can't can AOL spammer

The saga of the 24 year old West Virginian AOL staffer who stole over 30 million email addresses has taken another exciting twist.
Dec 22 2004 11:51AM
Parisian spammer ordered to cough up

Parisian spammer ordered to cough up

A Parisian court has fined a French spammer €22,000 ($27,000 dollars) for sending streams of bulk mail.
Jun 8 2004 5:41PM
The rise of the malicious spammer

The rise of the malicious spammer

One of the most noteworthy IT security developments of 2003 is the convergence between spamming and viral techniques, leading to a much more dangerous threat for email users.
Jan 9 2004 12:35PM

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