Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Aussie Accused of Sending Two Billion Viagra Spam e-Mails

Simon Hayes writes on Australian IT:

An Australian man who allegedly sent two billion spam emails promoting Viagra could face prosecution.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority yesterday confirmed that it had raided a home in connection with the spam investigation.

ACMA officers executed a search warrant at the home, the location of which was not revealed, following a tip-off from authorities in The Netherlands that there was an Australian link in a spam campaign flooding Dutch email addresses.

"Preliminary analysis of the email messages contained in the spam campaign has identified that over two billion emails were sent in one spam campaign," said acting ACMA chair Lyn Maddock, adding the emails primarily promoted Viagra.

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