Who can resist the idea of some free, mouth-wateringly good Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips swallowed down with a delicious Strawberry Triple Thick Shake early on a Sunday morning? Nobody who isn't named RoboCop, that's who – and that's how the spammers get you. Now that we've become immune to naked celebs and cheap pharmaceuticals, the bad guys are going for our guts.
Everybody hates spam, but Microsoft hates spam more than most. The company apparently got sick of spending money trying to block the scads of spam the Rustock botnet was putting out on a daily basis, so it teamed up with federal prosecutors to crack down and wipe the botnet off the face of the Internet. And somehow, it worked! Today, the company rubbed its success in the face of the spammers by taking out quarter-page ads in two of Russia's biggest newspapers, listing the IP addresses of the domains that were shut down and warning... er, informing them of their day in court.