Japanese super-spammer arrested

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Feb 19, 2008

Tokyo man sent 2.2 billion emails.

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Tokyo last week, suspected of sending 2.2 billion spam emails.

Yukio Shiina was picked up by police on Friday, after his ISP reported him sending huge amounts of email. Suspected to have bought some 600,000 email addresses, he made a 2,000% profit on his investment, pulling in 2 million yen ($18,500, £9,500, €12,600) from the gambling and dating services he promoted. His spam violated Japanese laws insisting on accurate sender information in emails.

More details are in Japan Today here and The Register here. Comment from Sophos is here.

Posted on 19 February 2008 by Virus Bulletin

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