Spam king faces jail after admitting child sex charges

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

One of the world’s most notorious spammers faces jail after admitting that he had sex with under-age girls.

Spam overlord Leonid “Leo” Kuvayev is not facing any computer-related charges at Savyolovsky District Court in Moscow, but is instead answering accusations that he sexually molested girls as young as 13 years of age in the basement of one of his businesses in Leningrad.

Kuvayev has long been a name known to the spam-fighting community, believed to be responsible – amongst other things – for billions of spams related to counterfeit drugs, promoting sites like the Pharmacy Express:

Investigators claim that 38-year-old Kuvayev, who holds dual Russian-American citizenship, committed at least 60 separate sex crimes, luring some of his young victims away from local orphanages and children’s homes.

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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, or drop him an email.

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