Spammer sent 10 billion emails per day.

A Russian man the FBI believes has been responsible for one-third of the spam you get in your inbox is scheduled to be arraigned in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, court Monday. According to court documents and FBI affidavits, researchers began tracking down the “Mega-D” spam automated botnet as a prime source of selling counterfeit goods, and the mastermind of it all is Oleg Nikolaenko.

“‘Mega-D” was likely the largest botnet in the world, accounting for 32% of all spam,” the court documents said. “Security researchers estimated that the botnet was capable of sending ten billion spam email messages a day.”

A glimpse into how much Nikolaenko’s operation may have made can be seen in court documents that allege that he received a payment of $459,098.47 between June 4 and December 5, 2007, resulting from e-mails for those peddling everything from advertised erectile dysfunction drugs, other counterfeit prescriptions, “herbal remedies” and even fake Rolex watches.

Caught on a visit to the US from Russia. 20 years is too short for this bastard.

Full story here.

3 thoughts on “Spammer sent 10 billion emails per day.

  1. Wish they’d catch these lottery outfits from the UK

    How much have you all won so far.

    The Nigerians are still as busy as ever. Sending texts now.


  2. “The Nigerians are still as busy as ever. Sending texts now.”

    They only do it because it pays. I had an Arab boss overseas. Ran a Dept with a Billion dollar budget. He got one of the letters. I told him it was fake but he did not believe me. Amazing how eager some people are to be sucked in.

    “Death by live snake up his arse would be too kind!”

    Didn’t they use a red hot poker in old England?


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