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Leaked Online Chats Expose Author of Largest Spam Botnet 78

Posted by Soulskill
from the cover-blown dept.
An anonymous reader writes "New analysis of financial records and online chat logs retrieved from the operators of Spamdot.biz — until recently the most notorious spam affiliate program — provides tantalizing clues about the identity of the man behind Cutwail, currently the largest spam botnet. Brian Krebs tells the story of 'Google,' the screen name used by the now-27-year-old botmaster who was part of a team of programmers in Moscow. Over the years, Cutwail has shifted from a spam cannon for male enhancement pills to a major vector for distributing malicious software."
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Leaked Online Chats Expose Author of Largest Spam Botnet

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  • by RobinEggs (1453925) on Monday January 02, 2012 @04:55PM (#38565972)
    But those pills totally work! I tried them and my dick got 69% longer in just 3 short...

    Hey, what's with all the laughing?
    • Why would you want a longer penis? Unless you are in really sad shape, women don't like being probed with a baseball bat.
      • by Spodi (2259976)

        Why would you want a longer penis? Unless you are in really sad shape, women don't like being probed with a baseball bat.

        Who said he is doing it for women?

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward

        Yeah, it's ridiculous. When talking about penis size we can't just use a tape measure, we need a scale and a protractor as well:

        [(Length x Diameter) + (Weight/Girth)] / (AngleOfTheTip^2)

      • Re:But it works... (Score:5, Interesting)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02, 2012 @05:37PM (#38566314)

        Yes, this is true. I post anonymously because it is a bit embarassing and I don't want to appear to be bragging.

        When I got married, both I and my wife were virgins. The first couple of times we had sex, she complained of the pain. I assumed it was just the whole virgin thing. Turns out, when erect, the circumference of my penis is twice the average. It is not much longer than average at 7.75" but when flacid it is much smaller.

        The sex life got better after an epiziotomy (spelling?) but until then it wasn't pleasant. So men who wish for a big penis have no idea what they are wishing for.

        • by antdude (79039)

          Mine isn't that big and never used it for sex (also a virgin). I wonder if mine will be OK if I ever get to use it (have to find a woman to marry too). :(

    • my dick got 69% longer in just 3 short strokes.

      There, fixed that for you.

  • ...how they grow up so fast!
  • Arrest (Score:2, Funny)

    by Chemisor (97276)

    Please arrest him now for terrorism (of small penis owners).

  • by Anonymous Coward

    he meets the same fate as Vardan Kushnir

  • Normally I'm not a fan of Mossad style kidnappings in foreign countries, covert CIA flights and water boarding.
    This time I'll make an exception.

    Ok, I will not. Just arrest him and pwn his ass :)

    • by rtb61 (674572)

      Far simpler to punish those ISPs that fail to detect and notify customers of bot machines. It's not like the behaviour has very unique and easily detectable characteristics which can be detected at either end.

      So at the receivers, simply make a report, validate to confirm via the number of reports and notify and fix the sender or disconnect. I know it will cost ISPs quite a bit but it costs everyone else even more to let it continue.

  • Maybe we should all send him mail...
  • by mentil (1748130) on Monday January 02, 2012 @05:42PM (#38566352)

    Spam cannon not large enough for your payload to reach people's inboxes? Try some herbal V14gr4.

  • "... provides tantalizing clues about the identity of the man behind Cutwail, ... Over the years, Cutwail has shifted from a spam cannon for male enhancement pills to a major vector for distributing malicious software."

    You just had to go there, didn't you?

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