Russia targets 1 man & one-fifth of the world’s spam reduces

October 29th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Moscow, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you have been vigilant, you will realize that your spam inbox has been receiving 20 percent less emails. This is because the Russian authorities have managed to arrest the guy who is responsible for spreading 20 percent of the world’s spam. Yes, you got it right; only one guy was sending all those spam messages.

The man, Igor Gusev was however sending all those spam messages with the help of the unsuspecting Internet users.

This is how Igor was operating. He recruited spammers from all over the world to his site, SpamIt.com. Well the spammers were not hired to send spam messages. Rather they were required to trick unsuspecting Internet users to click on a link which will secretly install a malware on the person’s computer.

From there, your computer becomes just what they wanted; a spam generator sending several spam messages daily to several people including the host machine.

However it seems Igor is not in the hands of the Russian authorities because of the spam he was spreading but the content of the spam. Igor was allegedly sending spam offering highly subsidized pharmaceutical products claiming to be from a Canadian pharmaceutical company.

Igor is now in the grip of the authorities for running illegal pharmaceutical trade. He offered his accomplices 40 percent of the every sale that they make.

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