Russian Hacker Responsible for One-Third of Global Spam is Finally Apprehended

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andresau

I don't see how one person should be responsible for all the spam in the world. However, I think the punishment needs to be a little more severe in order to send a message out to the spam generating community. Ever since I started using the internet my luck has changed significantly. I win at four lotteries a day from a plethora of countries around the world.

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Ghok

I don't see how 3 years in prison is a slap on the wrist. Not that the guy doesn't deserve it.

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Nimrod

I sure hope MaxPC is waiting on the feds to put the guys spamming this board away as well.

 

 I mean come the Fk on. The first FOUR posts on THIS topic are all SPAM for counterfit goods!

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dracx619

would this be considered irony?

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weengo

Following the "Valleywag" link shows:

"starting in 2007, the FBI began closing in on Nikolaenko. He was arrested on Nov. 4th, while in Las Vegas for a car show, and now faces a $250,000 fine and up to three years in prison."

but on the FBI warning label on DVDs these days states:

"Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000."

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Havok

Read the article. His crime is SPAMMING

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whathuhitwasntme

this guy is so effective he is
STILL spamming maximumpc from jail

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lunchbox73

Ha! Is funny because article about spam!

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jraschke11

I say put him away for life, he is a menace to society.

He may not be a serial killer or rapist, but he is absolutely a danger to the good order of modern society and there is no place for him. Sure the court could ban him from computers for life or something, but that is not really feasible. The only way to ensure he does not disrupt the daily lives of millions of people in this world is to eliminate him from the equation. Not to mention the millions (billions?) of dollars in counterfeit goods sales he is directly responsible for.

As a network engineer, I can only imagine the possibilities in a world where SPAM is not the issue like it is today. The end user would see a clear and direct positive impact upon global computing resources and internet traffic due to the clearing of congestion from his billion of daily spam e-mails.

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Walnut

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Take him out behind the storage shed and shoot him. Or life. That's fine too. I have a special sort of disdain reserved for people who profit from making other peoples' lives more difficult.

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bonus45

Now if the FBI could actually stop the notorious Maximum PC comment spam gang I'd be impressed !

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praetor_alpha

I think it's time for the banhammer to be switched to IP mode.

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