Prison for Colorado spam king

Graham Cluley

The 30th anniversary of the first ever spam message certainly isn’t worth celebrating (although the video is a lot of fun), but news that another big spammer has bitten the dust is a good reason for a party.

Edward “Eddie” Davidson, was sentenced earlier this week to 21 months in a federal prison, after he was found guilty of tax evasion and falsifying email headers.  37-year-old Davidson, who is believed to be responsible for hundreds of thousands of spam messages, was also ordered by US District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to pay $714,139 to the IRS.

Davidson’s Colorado-based company, Power Promoters, marketed a variety of different products in its spam…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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