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Who's the biggest spammer of them all, then?

Old Dec 22nd 2009, 4:45 am
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Default Who's the biggest spammer of them all, then?

A New Zealander accused of being the mastermind of the world's largest online spam operation, which could send 10 billion emails a day, has been fined A$210,000 (NZ$260,000) by a Brisbane court.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/tec...-fined-260-000



(This was meant to be posted at http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...20#post6974720 - but that thread is now closed so I couldn't post it there. For a bit of perspective, here's what it was meant to be a follow on from:

Originally Posted by Biddy:

What a great post - it's like those spam emails you get trying to sell Viagra.
Originally Posted by Black Sheep:

... speaking of which, of course we all know now where the bulk of those annoying Viagra spam emails turned out to be coming from... but no reflection on, um, ah never mind....
Originally Posted by Lapsed Kiwi:

Yes - the good old US of A, followed by Russia, then China and Brazil, according to Sophos:
http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/ne...ydozfeb08.html
Bizarrely, the most spam per capita comes from the Pitcairn Islands - didn't the UK just agree to fund better internet connectivity for them? Let's hope they put some spam filtering on the satellite link!
http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/ne.../pitcairn.html
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Old Dec 22nd 2009, 8:26 am
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Default Re: Who's the biggest spammer of them all, then?

Yep, don't emigrate, too many spammers here

Interesting noting the fine amounts he got in NZ (~100k) to US (~200M or something bizarre).
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