How big time spamming works

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If you’ve ever wanted to be a spammer, you can learn from the indictment (PDF) of Jeason James Acheta. Who? Check this article from the BBC.

“Mr Ancheta was responsible for a particularly insidious string of crimes,” said a spokesman for the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles, Thom Mrozek.

“He hijacked somewhere in the area of half a million computer systems. This not only affected computers like the one in your home, but it allowed him and others to orchestrate large-scale attacks.”

Under a plea agreement, Mr Ancheta is expected to receive from four years to six years in prison when he is sentenced on 1 May, though the deal has to be approved by a judge.

He also agreed to pay $15,000 in restitution to the military facilities affected and forfeit the proceeds of his illicit activities, including more than $60,000 in cash and a 1993 BMW.

One Reply to “How big time spamming works”

  1. Holly molly, that was along time ago, can a person like that still do harm in the wordpress world and make good money?

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