Spam drops by 20% after Russia takes down one man

By Emil ยท 59 replies
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. There are now about 20 percent fewer spam e-mails hitting your inbox, thanks to efforts from the Russian government. Russian authorities this week cracked down on suspected spam kingpin Igor A. Gusev, according to The New York Times.

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  2. zinzan8

    zinzan8 TS Rookie

    I hate spam. But I don't know what the answer is.
  3. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    lol 20% ? xD nice

    this is the power of the internet

    but what i really cant understand that how any body would trust and buy medicals / drugs from a online pharmacy by email with cheap products ?
  4. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    i lold at the title and picture.
    this is where viruses originated, people create viruses that don't harm yur computer, just use yur email to spam other people and they make money that way.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    If they just arrest four more guys we'll be free of spam.
  6. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    you are probably not from US, cuz ppl here love spams there are potential sumo wrestlers everywhere...
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,720   +860

    That's incredible that just one guy is responsible for 20% of ALL SPAM.
  8. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    There is now real way to stop the majority of spam if other countries do not do their part.
    I am happy to see a country like Russia working on the spam problem.
  9. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    Well why dont they go after the companies that pay spammers instead

    Spammers do it for the money if all the companies that promote spam get major fines then maybe they'll stop hiring spammers

    "Moscow police said the 31-year-old, who by now has fled the country," If they didnt get him hes probably going to start over somewhere else too
  10. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    yes I realize that my inbox is somekinda free of spam emails. thx to them but we all know 1 stop 10 more is burn and the situation is same.
  11. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    What a coincidence, I was just thinking to myself yesterday how the internets seem 20% snappier.. Now I know it's because we don't have all that spam bottle-necking ...... (^_-) lol

    YAY!! Now I only have check the spam&delete box 16 times a day instead of 20! Good riddance, spam sucks! I cant understand how these companys would actually make money off of spamming, I mean has anyone here, or anyone you know ever clicked on one of these "save money on viagra" links, or something similar? Honestly? I wonder how much they pay guys like Mr. Gusev to do this dirty work, and i wonder how many real bites they get from suckers that buy this junk. I can't imagine they make much bank. People can't seriously be that stupid, can they?
  12. shortie

    shortie TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Hmmm never rly had a problem with spam but good for the russians ! :p
  13. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    wow i didnt know know russia loves spam so much. haha

    i kinda good to know that i'll be getting 20% less viagra emails. lol. this wont last for long though. i dont think that only one person runs the whole operation. he's gotta have other workers right?

    all out war on spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmm
  14. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    It's a shame he got away. I'm glad Russia is actually responding to pressure from the West.
  15. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    I dont know what you just said, but I agree!
  16. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143


    They really need to arrest the Nigerian scammers tho... ugh. I don't know anyone who doesn't know about them =x
  17. Afroaggie

    Afroaggie TS Rookie Posts: 30

    20% of 200000000 is.... Holy moley 40000000 spam emails a day that is more than I think I could send in a lifetime.
  18. omega00

    omega00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    It's about time. Stopping spammers benefits everyone, except for the spammers and their partners. I hope other countries realize that spam is not just a nuisance but also a serious security threat, spreading malware and computer viruses... and a financial drain on companies and individuals who have to spend money to combat it.
  19. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    there is million of millions innocent user out there I suppose those are the victims. In my learning phase(14 yrs earlier) I don't know nothing but know I have to click on where hands pointer appear. now I know little bit but still I'm learning phase. The time is change and they know how to fool the user. user is smart but spammer is smarter then user.
  20. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    We may never see the end of spam. But here is to one small victory.
  21. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 61   +12

    one man gets taken down, 5 take his place.

    I just dont get why some people feel the need to flood one's inbox with trite and shallow nonesense.
  22. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    Yes! Russia 1, spammers, um, still 200 billion.
  23. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    20% less spam means less spam samiches, darn!

    i don't get much spam but but i can see why it would be a pain. but why people click on those things, ill never understand.
  24. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Booster Posts: 100

    Thank goodness, spam angers me. Really any spam center that operates openly should be stopped.
  25. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    I lold.
    Anyways, Russia is a haven for cybercrime.

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