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Russia's Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the but-what's-the-motive-detective-columbo? dept.

Spam 1035

Karellen !-P writes "Vardan Kushnir, a notorious russian spammer who headed the English learning centers, the Center for American English, the New York English Centre and the Centre for Spoken English, was found dead in his Moscow apartment on Sunday, Interfax reported Monday. He died after suffering repeated blows to the head."

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That shouldn't happen. (5, Insightful)

FFFish (7567) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157805)

It's terrible that something like that would happen. It isn't legal and it isn't moral.

On the other hand, this message is about all the empathy and concern I can work myself up to. Good riddance to bad trash.

Re:That shouldn't happen. (5, Funny)

AnObfuscator (812343) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157869)

It's terrible that something like that would happen. It isn't legal

It should be!

Sic semper spammeris!

^_^

Re:That shouldn't happen. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157967)

I'm sorry...it's all my fault. I sneaked in and stenciled "Click here to unsubscribe" on his forehead.

I guess people just did as instructed...albeit with a 30lb 'mouse' ;-)


Re:That shouldn't happen. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157899)

<nelson>Haa-ha!</nelson>

Re:That shouldn't happen. (5, Interesting)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157917)

I have a feeling that this has less to do with his spamming efforts and more to do with the mafia. From what I understand, a lot of spammers, script kiddies, and crackers in Russia have connections to the mob. The reason for this is that the mafia tends to use cyber-warfare (such as DDOSes) for blackmail, and spam for revenue generation. Apparently the spam networks are quite sophisticated, with one person finding and validating addresses then selling them to the highest bidder.

In other words, things may be more complex then they seem...

Re:That shouldn't happen. (2, Insightful)

william_w_bush (817571) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157919)

yeah I'm there too, torn between poor guy and hooray.

so i suppose my comment on this is:

huh.

The important thing is ... (4, Funny)

khasim (1285) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157924)

... that we're all available to support each other's alibis.

Re:That shouldn't happen. (-1, Flamebait)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157943)

When murder is outlawed, only outlaws will brutally murder spammers.

Besides, this guy was a spammer. This isn't really murder, it's justifiable homicide.

Of course it isnt moral. (2, Interesting)

elucido (870205) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157949)

The majority of people don't care about morals and do not have empathy. We live in a morally insane world, wake up. It's simple, if you piss off a lot of people, carry a gun at all times, hire security, get a vest. If you want a job like "spammer" you can expect to attract a lot of violent people. I think the risks of that job were predictable, I feel sorry for the guy who was killed because I have empathy, but I will not assume the person who killed him did. So the fact is, hes been killed, the person who did it got away with it, and this cannot be allowed, they must be caught to save the spamming industry. The last thing you want is for murder to be logical enough that people can get away with murdering spammers, or anyone. Murder should mean life sentence. Instead of filling the jails with marijuana drug dealers we should be putting the violent rapists and murderers in jail, but I guess selling drugs is a bigger concern, we wouldnt want kids smoking marijuana.

Re:That shouldn't happen. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157950)

Some spammer must have been modding down this comment.

When geeks. . . . (0)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157808)

When geeks go bad! Probably someone who got spammed one time too many.

Re:When geeks. . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157931)

I don't think so. Just think about it. Whomever controls Spam wins the Apocalypse.

Scenario 1:

"Bored of fluffy wings ? Your halo too thin ? We've got THESE wonderful wing enlargers and reddeners, along with the DuallyDirectional HaloPointer (tm). Get'em now, and own your own soul. Currently owned by we know Whom."

Scenario 2:

"Entrails taste the same after the first eight millenia ? Do not despair. With the BluePill (tm) here you can get back to the OriginalParadise (tm), and live epochs upon epochs of happyhappyjoyjoyfluffystuff. Remember, this offer is every 10,000 only, stop getting bossed around by His Hornishness and join us, the few, the happy few."

Think about it. Wtf do angels or demons know about spam ? They'll be easy targets without previous exposure.

And... (-1, Troll)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157810)

Let that be a lesson to other spammers!!

I wish we could do the same for snailmail spammers. Atleast email I can filter down to 1-3 a week. but my home mail box is full of crap every day!!

Re:And... (2, Funny)

Sinus0idal (546109) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157833)

hmmm anti spam packages for sneaker net. Maybe slapping the postman each time he posts a spam letter. He'd soon learn to sort out the spam first..

Re:And... (1)

lowrydr310 (830514) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157900)

Just take all your junk at the end of the week, write "RETURN TO SENDER" on the letter, then drop it off in your local mailbox.

I've been doing this for weeks now. The junk mail hasn't stopped, but at least I don't have to throw it away.

Unbelievable! (2, Insightful)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157826)

I can't believe he's the only one.

Re:Unbelievable! (1)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157860)

He was the only one. There can only be one "biggest spammer" (I'm assuming here that he was the biggest one, taking the article on faith there).

Now that he's gone, of course, there is another "biggest spammer"

You know what you need to do, Elektra.

Remind me to shed a single tear (1)

BlackCobra43 (596714) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157829)

While I mourn the loss of thousands of potential messages inciting me to enlarge my member and make it stay engorged for hours at a time. Is there an "anti-R.I.P."?

Re:Remind me to shed a single tear (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157849)

The perfect anti-R.I.P. is, surprisingly R.I.P. - Rest in Pieces.

Re:Remind me to shed a single tear (1)

Asshat Canada (804093) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157850)

Restlessness In Conflict?

Re:Remind me to shed a single tear (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157861)

Anti-R.I.P.? Well, as with many questions in life, let's think about how Duke Nukem might have answered this:

"I'm going to rip off your head and shit down your neck." -- Duke Nukem

That'd do it, I think. Either that or kick the headstone over.

Re:Remind me to shed a single tear (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157865)

Yes, its called NRISH - No Rest In Spam Hell.

I think I just may have coined the next online buzz acronym.... :)

Re:Remind me to shed a single tear (1)

CrazyTiger (797612) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157954)

You could do Don't Rest In Peace.DRIP.You could also put that on the grave of a leaky faucet.

Three Cheers! (2, Informative)

Oz0ne (13272) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157832)

Someone removed a person who makes their living by harassing (and possibly defrauding) people?

I'd say that's justice!

Re:Three Cheers! (5, Funny)

goldspider (445116) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157926)

If I find your post sufficiently objectionable, should I be permitted to kill you too?

Seriously, I expected to see a bit more tempered response from a reasonably sensible user community.

Re:Three Cheers! (3, Funny)

drakaan (688386) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157995)

Mod parent up +1 Funny!

Seriously, I expected to see a bit more tempered response from a reasonably sensible user community.

Damn, you almost made me cry, I was laughing so hard!

Re:Three Cheers! (1)

Toby The Economist (811138) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157932)

Punishment must be appropriate to the crime.

If it's not, then the punishment is a crime.

--
Toby

In modern Russia... (4, Funny)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157836)

Vladimir Putin unsubscribes the way we all want to.

You know what they say... (5, Insightful)

Linus Torvaalds (876626) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157837)

Karma's a bitch.

I'm sure there will be plenty of people thinking that somebody got a little too pissed off with spam, but try and remember that these types of spammers associate with organised crime (e.g. by hiring virus writers to get them bot nets).

Because of spamming? (5, Insightful)

Tal Cohen (4834) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157839)

The post (and the first few replies) seem to assume that he was murdered since he was a spammer. Somehow, I doubt that.

Re:Because of spamming? (5, Insightful)

Martin Blank (154261) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157942)

My first thought was that he might have been killed because he was a spammer not sharing his profits with the right people. The various Russian mobs are very powerful, very greedy, and very territorial.

Going soft? (1)

Valiss (463641) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157840)

Just when I thought they were going soft [aversion.com] , we get this.

Makes you wonder (5, Funny)

ShatteredDream (636520) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157841)

Now that his head has been bashed into 50% its original size, do those penis enlargments work on the "big head?"

Re:Makes you wonder (2, Funny)

orthogonal (588627) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157968)

'Now that his head has been bashed into 50% its original size, do those penis enlargements work on the "big head?"'

I thought we all assumed his head was bashed with an enlarged penis. (You can get low low rates on enlarged penises! Refinance at only 1.5% Click here!)

A man can only... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157846)

have his penis size mocked one too many times before he snaps.

Why must we be animals? (5, Insightful)

mind21_98 (18647) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157847)

Violence against anyone is wrong, unless it's in self-defense. I don't think he was killed because he was a spammer--he was probably killed in a robbery or confrontation over some other reason. We'll have to wait until the police find out more about what happened.

Re:Why must we be animals? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157938)

We'll have to wait until the police find out more about what happened.

Given that these are the Russian police, we may be waiting quite a while.

Re:Why must we be animals? (5, Funny)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157958)

Why must we be animals?

Ummm... because we are?

Re:Why must we be animals? (2, Insightful)

Evil Adrian (253301) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157979)

Violence against anyone is wrong, unless it's in self-defense.

Is it OK to use violence to defend someone else? Like if you see a rape being committed?

How about in a sanctioned boxing match?

Re:Why must we be animals? (2, Insightful)

The Ultimate Fartkno (756456) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157987)

Considering the tight connection between spammers, hackers, and the notoriously violent Russian crime gangs, I don't think this was a robbery. He wasn't killed for spamming, but his spamming is how he met whoever killed him.

Wouldn't it be funny.. (5, Funny)

kdark1701 (791894) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157851)

if he was beaten with a can of spam?

Re:Wouldn't it be funny.. (1)

JonyEpsilon (662675) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157993)

Not really, to be honest.

Spam mob? (1)

tgrimley (585067) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157852)

Any chance there's some sort of Russian Spam mob going on? If these guys are in "business" it's probably lucrative enough for them to be so hated. Perhaps one spam boss wanted all the business?

It seems ridiculous, but it's the first thing that came into my head.

Re:Spam mob? (4, Interesting)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157972)

Any chance there's some sort of Russian Spam mob going on?

There's zero chance that there's not a relationship between Russian-based spam and their thriving organized crime culture. Those guys are completely in bed with each other, which also means that when you make a mis-step, you get your skull beaten with whatever is the Russian equivalent of a baseball bat. Do they play cricket, there, or what? Probably a hockey stick.

Re:Spam mob? (1)

op12 (830015) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157981)

Any chance there's some sort of Russian Spam mob going on?

Yes, I hear they make delicious sandwiches.

1st 3 comments (3, Insightful)

lilmouse (310335) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157853)

The first three comments:

1. Shouldn't kill even spammers.
2. This happened b/c he was spamming.
3. Yeah! Kill the bastards!

That about sums up the comments...

FWIW, he was probably offed by a business partner who wanted a bigger cut of the profits, or by the mob, because he wasn't paying them off. This is Russia we're talking about here.

--LWM

Re:1st 3 comments (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157912)

In Soviet Russia, the mafia pays off YOU!

Good riddance? (1)

Varka (767489) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157854)

You can only generate so much ill will before the karma wheel falls off the axle and crushes your ass. Varka

This is why its a bad ideas to piss off psychos. (1)

elucido (870205) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157855)

New rule, it is always a bad idea to piss off psychopaths, they will can beat you to death with smile on their face.

Spamming should just be outlawed and we wont have to worry about this violence.

Ch.ea.p Vi.agra (2, Funny)

jmrobinson (660094) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157858)

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Should have opted out. (5, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157866)

> He died after suffering repeated blows to the head.

From a hidden microphone at the scene of the murder:

"You are receiving *WHAM* this blow to the head *WHAM* because you are part of a *WHAM* specially-selected list of *WHAM* people who agreed to receive *WHAM* blows to the head *WHAM*.

To stop *WHAM* receiving these *WHAM* blows to the head, please *WHAM* email us at no-more-please@optout.blowtothehead. com and *WHAM* we will remove you from our list of *WHAM* blow-to-the-head-club members *WHAM* (heh, we said "club"!) *WHAM* within 24 to 48 hours."

Re:Should have opted out. (1)

morningstar8 (234758) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157921)

Aaah, where are the mod points when you need 'em? Mods, please mod this up.

I'm sure it's related to his activities.. (1)

winkydink (650484) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157867)

but probably not an irate spam recipient. More likely the Mafiya, either because he tried to screw them, or they want his turf.

but why?! (1)

parcel (145162) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157870)

Is it known if the murder was related to spamming? (The article makes the implication, but doesn't go out and say it. Probably sensationalism) My guess would be that spammers tend to also be involved in other less-than-savory business practices, which could have led to a murder.

Lesson (1)

alex4u2nv (869827) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157871)

And let this be a lesson to all spammers out there!!! if (login()) logout();

Woot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157872)

In mother russia, spam kills you.

In Soviet Russia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157875)

Spam stops you.

well... (3, Funny)

atheist666 (525252) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157876)

best... spam-blocker... EVER!

Re:well... (2, Funny)

scatters (864681) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157996)

Probably the latest version of spam assassin :) Harsh, but fair!

Spam Blocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157878)

In Soviet Russia spam blocks you.

When natural male enhancement goes wrong.... (1)

ShatteredDream (636520) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157879)

Looks like someone had a little bit of competition [blindmindseye.com] on the "natural male enhancer" front...

Horrible (1)

dialsoft (255071) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157880)

I dont think I can say that I would kill a spammer but one thing i did notice is that it didn't help any spam problems cause Im still quarantining 27000 emails a day!

The jokes write themselves (4, Funny)

jgaynor (205453) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157884)

-He's using that big open relay in the sky now . . .

-In New Jersey, killing a spamlord is only a class B misedemeanor . . .

-Whatta you call a spammer with a crushed skull lying in a pool of his own blood?

A good start!

Seriously though that's pretty f*cked up. Spammer or not, no one deserves that.

All those Punch the Monkey solicitations... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157885)

...finally come back to haunt you.

blunt object (5, Funny)

UESMark (678941) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157888)

The fact that the murder weapon appear to have been a copy of O'Reilly's "Postfix: The Definitive Guide" is condidered a relevant clue at this point.

Obligatory... (1)

dr7greenthumb (752231) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157890)

In Soviet Russia, spam deletes you.

bin Laden's sisters ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157891)

When this happens to Osama Binladen's sisters, the terrorism will stop.

incredible (5, Funny)

JVert (578547) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157892)

He died after suffering repeated blows to the head

Whoever did it must have some strong lungs.

Perfect Flamebait story (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157893)

I think slashdot has found the perfect Flamebait story... Start your flamers in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ....

Anyway, do you guys think that this may make other spammers stop and think about their activity?

Now for a question - is there an easy way of getting some statistics (in the next few days) which show if this happening has any impact on the quantity of spam?

give me a break (0, Flamebait)

trybywrench (584843) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157894)

give me a farking break. a life is more important then your stupid email. Murder is terrible regardless of who the victim is.

I thought this guy was a spammer! (1)

mankey wanker (673345) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157897)

"He died after suffering repeated blows to the head."

That's a sad and horrifying way to die - less like spam and more of a pâté though...

I thought this guy was a spammer!

Such a tragic waste... (5, Funny)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157898)

That SpamAssassin really takes its job seriously, yo.

Mod parent up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157989)

Hilarious. You sir, have just made my day.

Open and shut case (1)

J23SE (107309) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157903)

Seems to me like someone was mad their wee-wee didn't... erm... respond to therapy.

Implications... (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157904)

What isn't said in the article is why he was killed. Was he killed by someone he knew in one of those violent fits that happen from time to time, or was it something else. I doubt he was beaten to death for sending e-mails, but considering the reputation the Russian Mob has, it does make one wonder. Could traditional Organized Crime groups be trying to bully their way into electronic fraud and such? Or has it already happened and they're eliminating the competition?

Dying in tiny slices (5, Interesting)

TapestryDude (631153) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157905)

I remember reading about how Steve Jobs motivated the original Mac team to speed up the boot. "Millions of people will boot their Macs every day; if you can shave 30 seconds off that boot time, it's the equivalent of three human lives every day". If that concept is true (debatable, but stick with me) then spammers, in the aggregate, are killing dozens or even hundreds of people a day ... a few seconds here and a few seconds there. So, in this respect, what goes around comes around.

In Soviet Russia... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157909)

...spam assasinates YOU!

Couldn't have been anyone in IT... (1)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157910)

... since most have, in a Faustian bargain allowing them to be certified in router programming, have sacrificed all upper body strength. If there was a way to kill someone with those thumb muscles you use to hit the space bar, then maybe.

More likely it was as Russian mafia relationship gone bad. When you hang in those circles, doing illegal things all day, you're bound to strike up some questionable business connections. That, or some mobster finally had seen enough viagra ads in his own inbox, and decided to go all Bayesian on his ass.

Obligatory jokes... (1, Funny)

Tsar (536185) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157911)

  1. In Soviet Russia... The spam filter kills YOU!
  2. Imagine a beowulf cluster of these murders!
  3. The weapon was most likely a clue bat [tonyc.com] .
Any others equally bad?

*shrug* (1)

twigles (756194) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157914)

Bad things happen to better people than this guy all the time, so while I don't support murdering spammers (no indication on whether this was even spam-related) I'm pretty ambivalent about it.

I'm confused about people... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157916)

There are so many on Slashdot who whine and whine about the 100+ spam emails they get every day and how their lives are oh so difficult. I just don't ever see that much spam! I don't understand! My email addresses (work, professional, and personal) all receive very very little spam email every day. (Typically no more than a couple to any one account) Yes, my company and the services I use do attempt to filter the majority of spam which can easily be caught by Bayesian filters, but it seems the rest of the world of email users are magnets for junk mail I never see.

My email addresses exists on others computers and on respectable websites where I've purchased something or posted a comment, and I STILL don't see that much spam. And snail-mail spam? Who gets that much snail-mail spam? If you would all stop applying for free crap (which is usually just that: crap!) then I don't think this would be a problem. I don't apply for crap and I'm happily mostly spam free!

Everyone has their own beliefs (2)

Gettinglucky (655935) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157918)

Vardan Kushnir remained sure of his right to spam, saying it was what e-mails were for. The guys who bashed his head stated, "I have every right to smash people's skulls, it is what they where made for!"

In Russia... (1)

xAXISx (855579) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157922)

...spam kills you. -1 Redundant.

Outing a problem? (1)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157923)

Given this, many spammers will now claim that when they are outed (sp?), the person outing them is now a criminal -- as it exposing them to danger.

Far fetched? George Moore aka Dr. Fatburn [barbieslapp.com] tried this approach by filing criminal charges.

It has begun... (2, Interesting)

cfsmp3 (774544) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157925)

Don't know if it's true, but honestly, I can't believe it took so long.

The very same probability laws spammers use to find people stupid enough to buy from them, apply here as well: If you annoy millions every day, sooner or later you'll find someone crazy enough to go kill you.

Spam? (1)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157929)

Maybe they just hate English.

Was there a Sun logo on his head? (2, Funny)

rob_squared (821479) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157930)

DaFuror> ok
DaFuror> that about sucked
phac> what now daf?
DaFuror> I went out to my car to get my U1 about an hour ago
g3nocide> U1 ?
DaFuror> Sun Ultra 1 server
DaFuror> well, anyway
DaFuror> these three drunk kid come outta nowhere and one of them tried to jump me
g3nocide> LOL
DaFuror> I cracked his skull open with the U1
DaFuror> just got done dealing with the fine upper arlington police dept
g3nocide> lol you hit him with a sun ultra one server
DaFuror> I can
g3nocide> LOL
DaFuror> t
g3nocide> omfg
DaFuror> wait to see the police report
g3nocide> you know you are a geek when, you protect yourself with server hardware

Was it opt-in? (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157945)

Maybe he shouldn't have let his server receive that opt-out contract on his life.

Consequences.

On topic Soviet Russia joke? (5, Funny)

Alcimedes (398213) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157946)

In Soviet Russia, SPAM unsubscribes YOU!

It's relevant now! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13157953)

In Soviet Russia, spam deletes you! :)

Bummer. (1)

Captain Sarcastic (109765) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157956)

I'm sorry he's dead. I don't think he was killed by someone who got one spam too many, though. Spam may make people angry, even veins-bulging-over-reddened-forehead angry, perhaps even grab-handy-blunt-instrument-and-smash-computer-scr een angry, but I can't see it making someone angry enough for long enough to go into his apartment and beat him to death.

I think he was killed either by a business rival or by some random wacko.

Time for the obligatory reference: (1)

Sol Rosinberg (586029) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157970)

This definitely redefines "boot to the head". Face it, that's what we want to give all spammers, a nice swift boot to the head. Apparently someone got a little overzealous, however.

Opt-out (4, Insightful)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157971)

It sounds to me like he simply failed to opt-out of the "Beat your head in" club.

They must have purchased a list with his name on it, and he failed to opt-out, so they had every right to offer their product to him.

After all, we wouldn't want to deny those people who WANT to have their heads beaten in the opportunity, just because some whiny anti-battery types want such lists to be double opt in.

He should have taken more care with his head - kept it in a metal helmet, only showing it to his friends, changing it periodically. Instead, he had his head out in the open where anybody who wanted to could beat it in.

It's all his fault, and the DMA (Dastardly Murder Association) bears no responsibility for this incident.

Re:Opt-out (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157990)

sorry, i already posted that - under DRM since you posted that after i applied for the SuperDooper Patent, All Your Base Are Belong To Me.

unfortunately... (1)

tont0r (868535) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157975)

his legend will live on because no one will turn on his spam bots running on 238472983 boxes across the world.

Playing With Fire (1)

Newt-dog (528340) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157976)

Maybe this will send a message to other spammers - If you play with fire, you might get burned.
I'm sure the Russian Mob has it's fingers in anything profitable, including spam originating from Russia.

And You Thought It Was Bad a Few Days Ago (1)

rk_cr (901227) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157977)

Well, this is certainly a lost worst than the article I submitted [slashdot.org] a few days ago.

Clearly, that guy... (1)

gcnaddict (841664) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157980)

1) got owned, and 2) ticked someone off big time. If he didnt spam people, he probably wouldve been fine.

oh no... (1)

bad_outlook (868902) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157982)

/me braces himself for tasteless "In Soviet Russia..." jokes.

Spam (4, Insightful)

william_w_bush (817571) | more than 9 years ago | (#13157983)

how... sad...ish

my take on this is that we shouldn't blame spammers for spam, we should blame the MOTHER-FUCKING BRAIN-DEAD IDIOTS who actually BUY from them, giving them an economic incentive to fuck the rest of us over.

Honestly, if you know anyone who buys that shit, please kick his ass for us, they support spammers, and are more to blame than 100 whatever-this-guys-name-was.
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