The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Monday, September 22, 2008

Soloway comes clean — "Pure greed" made him do it

From MSNBC: ‘Pure greed’ led spammer to bombard inboxes.

One last interview before Soloway goes to prison. He comes clean about his motivation (greed), how many emails he wound up sending (over 10 Trillion), how he felt about flooding the inboxes of all those people (just hit delete), and how much he made ($20,000 a day).

No pity on my part for most of the people who lost money to Soloway — they were spammers too, and if I was in charge, I'd be thinking about bringing charges against them as well.

In contrast to this article, see an interview from last month in the Seattle PI: 'Spam King' once felt 'invincible'.



Anonymous Alex said...

Hey Edward,

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We've included one invite for you, and an additional 25 for your readers. We look forward to your comments!

- The OtherInbox Team

7:41 AM  

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