Japanese police arrest spammer
Japanese police in Tokyo have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of having sent 2.2 billion spam e-mails using forged from: addresses. Japan Today is reporting that the police received tips from an Internet service provider in September last year about the suspect. Nine different spam e-mails that he sent on 13th November for online casinos and dating services then put the last nail in the coffin for him.
According to the newspaper report, the suspect purchased a list of 600,000 e-mail addresses online for roughly €630. He then began sending unsolicited adverts to these addresses from his home, for which he received some €12,600 from his clients. The suspect is alleged to have sent 2.2 billion e-mails dating back to May of 2006. Japanese law has prohibited the sending of e-mails with falsified sender information since 2002.