Arrested man believed to have sent 18 million spam emails a day


...the South Korean authorities have arrested a man suspected of running a 16,000-strong network of zombie computers.

According to the state-backed Korea Information Security Agency (KISA), the man is believed to have sent 18 million spam emails to 133 countries every day from his network (or botnet) of compromised computers.

Working with the police, KISA identified a man who has been running the botnet of 16,000 computers for the last six months using it to send out large amounts of loan-related spam. Zombie king suspect alleged to have sent 18 million spams per day

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