Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Igor A. Gusev, Leader of SpamIt, Investigated by Russian Police - NYTimes.com

I am fine with government control of this type of information channel…

Moscow police authorities said Mr. Gusev, 31, was a central figure in the operations of SpamIt.com, which paid spammers to promote online pharmacies, sometimes quite lewdly. SpamIt.com suddenly stopped operating on Sept. 27. With less financial incentive to send their junk mail, spammers curtailed their activity by an estimated 50 billion messages a day.

Why the site closed had been unclear until Tuesday, when Moscow police officials met with reporter to discuss the Gusev case. The officials’ actions were a departure from Russia’s usual laissez faire approach to online crime.

Igor A. Gusev, Leader of SpamIt, Investigated by Russian Police - NYTimes.com

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