Russia's Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered
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|Vardan Kushnir, notorious for sending spam to each and every citizen of Russia who appeared to have an e-mail, was found dead in his Moscow apartment on Sunday, Interfax reported Monday. He died after suffering repeated blows to the head.|
Kushnir, 35, headed the English learning centers the Center for American English, the New York English Centre and the Centre for Spoken English, all known to have aggressive Internet advertising policies in which millions of e-mails were sent every day.
In the past angry Internet users have targeted the American English centre by publishing the Center’s telephone numbers anywhere on the Web to provoke telephone calls. The Center’s telephone was advertised as a contact number for cheap sex services, or bargain real estate sales.
Another attack involved hundreds of people making phone calls to the American English Center and sending it numerous e-mails back, but Vardan Kushnir remained sure of his right to spam, saying it was what e-mails were for.
Under Russian law, spamming is not considered illegal, although lawmakers are working on legal projects that could protect Russian Internet users like they do in Europe and the U.S.
Kushnir was famous for sending out the incredibly annoying and indiscriminate "American Language Center" spam. Even Americans had their inboxes innundated with this Russian-language spam promoting their tax-evading English teaching center in Russia. Kushnir was also involved in a stock scam in the states and was sued in Florida in 2001.
|Should I care?|
Posted by FrankA on 2005-08-02 21:19:38
|Ok, a spaman was killed. I should feel bad about that, but I don't. It seems like the world is now a better place.|
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