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FBI Targets 23 Year Old Russian Spam King

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by teeniegenie, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    10 billions mails a day? 1/3 off all spam e-mails send?

    Now, THAT is insane. This dude is awesome ! How did he got caught??
     
  3. CountStacula

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    Is spamming illegal, or just in this case? I'm guessing they were after him because he infected so many peoples computers, right? Regular email spamming with a list of emails and using a program to email is not illegal, right?
     
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  4. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Yes, spamming CAN be illegal (i.e., it isn't illegal until certain laws are broken) under the CAN-SPAM act. You can read up on it more here courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission:

    http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2006/09/spammers.shtm
     
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    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    I started to read it, but it's too long and boring for me to finish right now. I guess I'll wait and see if I end up doing email marketing soon, if so, then I'll read that. Either way, thanks for the link!
     
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    LOL. Just read the first two paragraphs, the rest isn't important...
     
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    Man, that guy was taking spamming to a whole other level.
     
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    10 billions mails a day?
    how?
     
  9. CrazyEarner

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    I thought FBI couldn't arrest anyone outside US? Correct me if I'm wrong tho.
     
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    FBI can't touch him and he knows it. Only way is if Russia extradites him and you know that's not going to happen. He's a teflon spam don!
     
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    They can't but like to think they can do anything... when they can't.
     
  12. beezee

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    That article is over 4 years old...
     
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    The funny part is just that he is going away for just 1 year. Lol imagine how much money he has stashed away. This guy definitely has a couple of millions, i bet he was traveling to vegas to spend some money . Also as you can see most of these guys who go to jail already have the knowledge, as long as they dont go to jail for that long. They will comeback to their old ways, and this time he will learn to play better hide n seek with the fbi.

    And honestly 10 billion emails is not that hard. Not saying that i can do that , what am trying to say is that once you get past a certain amount. It becomes easier to double, triple or quadruple . Since the ROI on all of your spamming is well enough to be able to multiple your resources in a short period of time.

    You guys gotta understand, in the internet there isnt any physical empire , its all virtual. Building your empire, either blackhat or whitehat, can grow exponentially or can go viral in a matter of months, weeks or even days.

    The most important things these guys have is knowledge and contacts.Once a spammer always a spammer, same goes for bh'ers .
     
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    Damn I think it's so creepy how they know so much about him, like his travel plans.

    If they want to find you, they WILL find you and nothing scares me more.
     
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    Unless russian authorities dont do anything, provided the spam king dont travel outside(countries which collaborate with FBI) or to US.. otherwise, he's in deep trouble..
     
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    The thing that scares me here is the part where google just handed out the discs containing this guys emails...

    So much for privacy
     
  17. SEO.9

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    China as well:D
     
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    10 Billion a day wow thats unheard of :eek:
     
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    good! spam is f*ckin irritating!
     
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    I think even God himself cant handle this amount of emails :flame: