Spam King Alan Ralsky Not Jailed

Over the weekend several news outlets reported that self proclaimed "Spam King" Alan Ralsky had been arrested by the US Department of Justice on fraud charges. The report came from a individual who goes by the name "memhacker" in an IM conversation with a tech related blog.

"memhacker" indicated that Mr. Ralsky was picked up last Friday and was being held under a sealed indictment that was due to be opened yesterday. "memhacker" also mentioned that the spam and botnet underground as well as the hacking community were in fear of Mr. Ralsky making a deal with the Federal Government in an attempt to garner a reduced sentence or outright immunity. DailyTech - Spam King Alan Ralsky Not Jailed

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 2nd May 2006 11:38PM