Hackers quaking over reported Spam King's arrest

According to an unconfirmed report, spam king Alan Ralsky has been arrested by federal law enforcement and is being held pending the release of a sealed indictment against him.

The problem: Ralsky apparently has the goods on a wide swath of the hacker underground, and folks there are really worried he's gonna spill the beans to the feds in return for a lesser sentence.

Ralsky is a near legend in the spam community -- the subject of a raft of lawsuits from Verizon and others for his shameless spamming activity. More recently the feds have been closing in. His home in Michigan was raided back in October. And rumor has it that a datacenter Ralsky used was raided a couple weeks back. InfoWorld Tech Watch | InfoWorld | Hackers quaking over reported Spam King's arrest | April 28, 2006 02:10 PM | By Paul Roberts

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