Meet the world's most prolific spammers

Wednesday, 15 November 2006, 12:06 AM EST

Spamhaus has published a revised list of the world's 10 worst spammers. According to the anti-spam organisation, 200 professional spam gangs are responsible for 80% of the high volume of junk mail pumped onto the Internet every day.

Public enemy number one is a Ukrainian known variously as Alex or Alexey, a prolific user of botnets, networks of PCs compromised with malware, to send out junk mail in association with a Russian spam gang called Pavka/Artofit.

At The Register.

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