You know that saying, don’t hate the player, hate the game? Fuck that. I prefer the whole “crush the skulls of your enemies using the white hot rage of justice” approach...when we’re talking about Mortal Kombat, at least.
Spam emails are usually so crude that it might seem impossible that spammers make money from them, but the sheer volume of messages sent every day makes spamming a profitable industry - most emails sent worldwide are spam.
Daniel Balsam used to be a marketer. Then he found something he wanted to do more: Sue spammers for a living. So he quit his job and went to law school—and he's made $1 million doing it.
The great thing about cloud computing is that no matter where you are, your files are just there. It turns out they're just there for law enforcement, too, as two Google Docs-using spammers recently found out.
A Detroit judge sentenced Alan Ralsky, a spam mastermind who headed an elaborate international organization, to 51 months in prison. Ralsky was convicted of wire fraud, mail fraud and violation of the CAN-SPAM act for his schemes.
Well, this is terrible. Edward Davidson, the "Spam King" who was sentenced to 21 months in jail and ordered to pay $714,139 in restitution to the IRS for spamming and tax evasion, escaped from prison with the aid of his wife only to then turn a gun on her, his 3-year old daughter, a teenage girl and finally himself.
The cunning masterminds behind the Storm worm are apparently rolling in great wealth. The boffins at IBM estimate the worm is netting just under $2 million per day for its creators. The Storm worm's financial success comes from the fact that it has successfully created a massive collection of autonomously running…