The American court will soon issue a verdict on the head of the group of spammers, active in the market since 2011. His partners will soon hear convictions, while the brain of the operation can hit the bars for up to 10 years.
In December last year, the American police unleashed a group of spammers operating under the A Whole Lot of Nothing LLC, who were responsible for littering millions of email boxes. The 32-year-old was stopped
Timothy Edward Livingston of Boca Raton, Florida, 32-year-old Thomas Chmielarz of Rutherford, New Jersey and 27-year-old Devin James McArthur of Elliott City, Maryland, charged them with sending spam.
Whole Lot of Nothing LLC has been operating in the market since 2011, implementing spam campaigns for legitimate businesses, such as insurance companies, as well as for less legitimate businesses that offer drugs that have not yet been tested.
The investigation revealed that Livingston, who was the brain of the entire group, hired Chmielarz to write spammy software. He then commissioned him and McArthur to break into corporate networks and other corporate sites to take over corporate email addresses from which spam was sent. Addressing legitimate businesses was a necessity in their business because they were not on the black list of antispam filters.
The trio created a botnet that, using a proxy network to avoid detection, sent a mass of spam.
Of course, their service was not free, for every email they made was $ 5 to $ 9.
McArthur and Chmielarz in June have already been charged. The first can go to jail for 20 years and has to pay $ 250,000 fine. The second threatens to 5 years imprisonment and the same fine.
Livingston has been charged only now, while the verdict will be announced already January 27 next year.