Zombie Spammer Arrested - Will we notice?

Robert Alan Soloway won't be spamming you today:

A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.

Really? One guy can make a real difference in the amount of email sent globally?

A Microsoft lawyer describes him as one of the world's top ten spammers. How do they know? And if they do know, why does it take so long to get these guys? Is there a spammer most wanted list?

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.