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U.S. court to try Russian 'spam king' on December 9

17:46 17/10/2011

MOSCOW, October 17 - RAPSI. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will hear on December 9 the case of Russian citizen Oleg Nikolayenko, who has been charged with organizing a massive botnet, according to the court.

Nikolayenko was arrested at a car show in Las Vegas last November. The Federal Security Service said he is a mastermind of the Mega-D botnet. According to the court, Nikolayenko forged information in e-mails and sent them to recipients from January 2007 until November 2010.

The Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) has obtained a copy of the documents.

The parties are expected to produce oral arguments to prove the earlier filed petitions.

The U.S. Attorney Office initially said the Mega-D botnet had over half a million zombies and could send over 10 billion spam messages a day.

The documents submitted to the court maintain that the Mega-D botnet is allegedly the largest botnet in the world. Nikolayenko denied the allegations.

He has denied all the charges brought against him.

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U.S. court to try Russian 'spam king' on December 9

17:46 17/10/2011 The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will hear on December 9 the case of Russian citizen Oleg Nikolayenko, who has been charged with organizing a massive botnet.
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