An actor named Alan spread spam Ralsky (64 years) who referred to himself as the "Godfather of Spam" was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment and a fine of 250,000 U.S. dollars. He proved jointly conspiring to conduct activities detrimental spamming and using illegal methods. Ralsky is one the spammers veteran who pioneered the use of a botnet or malware planted on various computer networks to distribute spam.
This is the most powerful way to spread spam, but not infrequently causing big losses for the users of the Internet because the information disseminated containing fraud. "The sentences handed down today to the person who claims himself as the Godfather of Spam, Alan Ralsky, and three others who became the main actors with complex spam scheme offering a" pump and dump ", the court ensures that the theft by abusing the internet will end penalty several years in prison, "the statement Terrence Berg, the prosecutor Eastern District of Michigan.
In the action, conspiracy Ralsky assisted three people sent emails to promote a stock with false information. When prices rise, the stock will be released with a high price and then allowed to fall. Email spam is sent to the botnet network that spread everywhere so difficult to detect origin. Also spammers forge email headers, proxy, domain name, and making false advertising. Ralsky and his accomplice acts first diendus by Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement Team in 2004.