Spammer in the Slammer: Jeremy Jaynes Sentenced to Nine Years

Written by Paul Judge, CTO, CipherTrust, Inc.

Will other spammers take heed? Donít count on it. Jeremy Jaynes was on top ofrepparttar world. By age 28, he owned a million-dollar home, a high-class restaurant, a chain of gyms and countless other toys. Yet those were onlyrepparttar 139676 spoils of his main line of business, which was swindling innocent people out of their money through email scams. From an unassuming house serving as his companyís headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Jaynes sent an estimated ten million messages a day pitching products most recipients didn't want, amassing an estimated $24 million fortune inrepparttar 139677 process. Using aliases such as Jeremy James and Gaven Stubberfield, Jaynes spammed his way up torepparttar 139678 #8 position on Spamhausí Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) and grossed as much as $750,000 a month, allowing him to live like a king.

However, Jaynes ran head-on into an information superhighway road block when a Virginia judge sentenced him to nine years in prison for his November 2004 conviction on felony charges of using false IP addresses to send mass email advertisements (some just call it spamming). The conviction was a landmark decision, as Jaynes becamerepparttar 139679 first person inrepparttar 139680 United States convicted of felony spam charges. Though his operation was based in North Carolina, Jaynes was tried in Virginia because it is home to a large number ofrepparttar 139681 routers that control much of North America's Internet traffic (itís alsorepparttar 139682 home of AOL and a government building or two).

He shouldíve Usedrepparttar 139683 Privacy Software Duringrepparttar 139684 trial, prosecutors focused on three of Jaynesí most egregious scams: software that promised to protect users' private information; a service for choosing penny stocks to invest in; and a work-from-home "FedEx refund processor" opportunity that promised $75-an-hour work but did little more than give buyers access to a website of delinquent FedEx accounts. Sound familiar? Anyone with an e-mail address has received countless messages originating from Jaynesí operation. (If youíre still waiting on your privacy software to show up, itís probably safe to stop checkingrepparttar 139685 mailbox.)

Jaynes got lists of millions of email addresses through a stolen database of America Online customers. He also illegally obtained e-mail addresses of eBay users. Whilerepparttar 139686 prosecutors still don't know how Jaynes got access torepparttar 139687 lists,repparttar 139688 Associated Press reported thatrepparttar 139689 AOL names matched a list of 92 million addresses that an AOL software engineer has been charged with stealing.

MicroWorld releases new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5 - the antivirus and content security software for mail servers.

Written by MicroWorld Technologies Inc.

Michigan - May 20, 2005 - MicroWorld Technologies, Inc.repparttar leading solutions provider inrepparttar 139191 area of Anti-virus and Content security, has announcedrepparttar 139192 launch of its new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5,repparttar 139193 antivirus and content security software for mail servers.

The new version of MailScan provides additional security features to allow users to monitorrepparttar 139194 TCP connections on their systems, and use enhanced Anti-SPAM control to fight SPAM.

The new security feature interface displays allrepparttar 139195 active TCP connections to your computer. It lists information aboutrepparttar 139196 processes, protocols, local addresses, remote addresses and Process Status onrepparttar 139197 computer. It allows you to identify any unauthorized access to your mail server and take effective counter measures to safeguard your system.

MailScan 4.5 providesrepparttar 139198 user with real time access to Relay Blackhole List at for IPs of known Spammers. The site maintains active real-time Blackhole list that you can use to verify if any IP that connects to your MailServer is listed as that of a known Spammer, and take appropriate action.

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