This TOP 10 chart of ROKSO-listed spammers is based on those Spamhaus views as the highest threat, the worst of the career spammers causing the most damage on the Internet currently. Spamhaus flags these as a priority for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The world's worst spammers and spam gangs this week are:
|The 10 Worst ROKSO Spammers||As at |
22 January 2007
|Rank||Photo||Spammer or Spam Gang||Country|
|Alex Blood / Alexander Mosh / AlekseyB / Alex Polyakov |
So many Alex & Alexey spamming! Alex Blood tied to Pilot Holding & bbasafehosting.com long ago, then Alex Polyakov posted he owned them. Massive botnet and child-porn spam ring, also pharma, mortgage, and more. May work with Kuvayev and Yambo.
|Leo Kuvayev / BadCow |
Russian/American spammer. Does "OEM CD" pirated software spam, copy-cat pharmaceuticals, porn spam, porn payment collection, etc. Spams using virus-created botnets and may be involved in virus distribution.
|Michael Lindsay / iMedia Networks |
Lindsay's iMedia Networks is a full-fledged spam-hosting operation serving bulletproof hosting at high premiums to well known ROKSO-listed spammers. His customers spam via botnet zombies with spam payloads hosted offshore, tunneled back to his servers.
|United States |
|Ruslan Ibragimov / send-safe.com |
Stealth spamware creator. One of the larger criminal spamming operations around. Runs a CGI mailer on machines in Russia and uses hijacked open proxies and virus infected PCs to flood the world with spam.
|Amichai Inbar |
Full scale criminal operation. Spamming porn, illegal drugs and pump-&-dump stock using botnets. Partnered with many of the worst US and Russian ROKSO spammers.
|Pavka / Artofit |
A Russian gang who have been spamming for years. Started with porn, now into many types of spam, always via hijacked PCs. Part of a large criminal group involving ROKSO spammers Leo Kuvayev & Alex Blood. Also see "Yambo Financials" ROKSO.
|Vincent Chan / yoric.net |
Vincent Chan and his Chinese partners have been sending spam for years. They mainly do pharmacy, and are able to send out huge amounts daily. The use a vast amount of compromised machines, for sending, hosting and proxyhijacking.
|Hong Kong |
|Alexey Panov - ckync.com |
Spamming, spammer hosting, spamware peddlers. Author of the DMS spamware that uses hijacked open proxies and virus infected PC to flood the world with spam.
|Yambo Financials |
Huge spamhaus tied into distribution and billing for child, animal, and incest-porn, pirated software, and pharmaceuticals. Run their own merchant services (credit-card "collection" sites) set up as a fake "bank."
|Jeffrey Peters - JTel / CPU Solutions |
Convicted felon, hard-core spammer host, Peters is also behind a fake Russian "ISP" serving many criminal ROKSO spammers. Forged documents seem to be among his specialties.
|United States |
Source: Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database + Spamhaus Blocklist (SBL) database. Detailed records on each spammer or spam gang listed can be viewed by clicking on the hyperlinks above.