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.