Spammers: Sanford Wallace

Continuation of Who are the Biggest Spammers series: Next up is Sanford Wallace (also known as “Spamford”) because of the recent case he lost again Myspace, to the sum of $230 million. See Walter Rines for more information on what they have done together. Wallace, previously owned Cyber Promotions (also called Cyberpromo), a Philadelphia-based junk …

Spammers: Walter Rines

Continuation of Who are the Biggest Spammers series: Next up is Walter Rines (common typo Walter Rimes) because of the recent case he lost again Myspace, to the sum of $230 million. MySpace sued him and Sanford Wallace (long time partners) for having sent as many as 30 million spam messages per day during a …

Spammer: Scott Richter

First post in my Who are the Biggest Spammers series: First person I am going to feature is Scott Richter, I am starting with him because of Myspace pending case (filed in 2007) against him for allegedly stealing passwords to spam MySpace users (Update: MySpace won the case). Scott Richter is famous enough to warrant …

How do we Reduce Spam Sent

The “CAN-Spam” Act of 2003 (dubbed the “Yes, You Can Spam” Act by some) was supposed to reduce spam. The arrest of Robert Alan Soloway in May 2007, a 27-year-old man described as one of the world’s most prolific spammers and called by some the “King of Spam”, had the federal authorities predicting that computer …

Happy Birthday to Spam

Update: Well it seems there is some controversy about the exact date and years (no surprise) with articles about the 30th birthday of Spam in early May. It does seem it is around this time and certainly a lot of years. Today (Apr 8th) is the birthday of spam, 15 years ago Joel Furr defined …