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Did Anti-Spam Gang Kill Russian Spammer?

Certain anti-spam parties have made threats in the past against some of the world's more notorious spammers.

Russia's Interfax news agency reports that notorious spammer Vardan Kushnir was found brutally murdered. His body was discovered in his Moscow apartment on Sunday, showing evidence of repeated blows to the head.

Mr. Kushnir headed English learning centers known for their persistent aggressive spamming. Millions of messages sent by the firms went out each day. Spamming is not presently illegal under Russian law.

Some angry users have retaliated against his firms by plaguing them with numerous phone calls, bombarding it with emails, or even advertising the firms' phone numbers in bogus ads for escort services or bargain real estate offers.

Mr. Kushnir was of Armenian descent, and became reviled among Russian email users for the continuous flow of junk messages from his American Language Center in 2003. Email wasn't the only method used; Mr. Kushnir's company filled forums, blogs, and ICQ channels with its messages.

The ALC website soon became a favorite target for hackers, and Russian Internet service providers frequently closed down his sites when users complained about the spamming practices.

Among those complaints came death threats; it is speculated that while many were from angered users, some may have come from the sort of loosely-organized anti-spam gangs described in the 2004 book Spam Kings.

And possibly, one followed through on the many deadly promises made over the years to Mr. Kushnir, in his Moscow apartment over the weekend.
I don't know to feel appauled or aplaude to this
 

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Me neither. I dont know should i say "finally somebody did something against those spammers" or "again somebody got murdered and criminal needs to put in justice"...
 

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Because this is not WIERD NEWS for gods sake. This has quite a lot to do with computers and internet.
 

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well what happen to the case? any link for it Player X?
 

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moomoomoo said:
Killing spammers isn't weird?
Far more normal than man sodomised by horse. :p
Seriously though, this isnt that wierd. He had already got dozens of killing threats and such. Perhaps this murder doesnt have anything to do with his spamming, but he angered "wrong persons" and got killed. Either way, this has huge impact on internet spamming.
 
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