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Posted: 10/11/2007 6:39:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:40:55 PM EST by Daytona955i]
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/26/russian_spammer_killed/


Russian Spammer Murdered

Notorious Russian spammer Vardan Kushnir was found bludgeoned to death in his Moscow apartment on Sunday. He was killed by repeated blows to the head, Russian news agency Interfax reports.

Kushnir, 35, headed the Center for American English, whose aggressive spamming practices have angered net users. In the past the Center’s telephone was advertised as a contact number for "cheap sex services". Separately, disgruntled surfers have blitzed the American English Center with nuisance phone calls and returned e,mail messages. Lawmakers are considering the introduction of anti-spam laws but the practice remains legal in Russia and Kushnir remained defiant about his "right to spam".

The public prosecutions office of Moscow's Central administrative district has yet to establish a motive for Kushnir's death, but is treating the case as murder.

Russia’s Interior Ministry reports 1,935 unsolved murders, 73,000 burglaries and 11,400 robberies between January and May 2005, Mosnews reports.

Yeah a man is dead... but someone apparantly did something that many of us have wanted to do before after deleting 400 emails.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:41:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:42:21 PM EST by charliedontsurf]
I feel nothing, as I munch blissfully on a fried SPAM sammich that my wife made.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:18:15 PM EST
That'll teach him.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:20:01 PM EST
Doesn't seem like a great loss to society.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:20:05 PM EST
I'm only sorry it wasn't me doing the clubbing. Good luck getting a jury of anybody who's ever used the internet, to convict the man who did it. Assuming the popo even bother trying to catch this internet hero.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:23:34 PM EST
You can't have MANSLAUGHTER without Laughter....
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:27:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeeper21:
I'm only sorry it wasn't me doing the clubbing. Good luck getting a jury of anybody who's ever used the internet, to convict the man who did it. Assuming the popo even bother trying to catch this internet hero.


He's in Russia....

Jury? What jury?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:30:17 PM EST
Good shootbludgeoning!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:30:19 PM EST
After my computer got infected by a virus for the third fucking time, I not only feel no pitty for this man, but a slight twinge of regret that I didn't get to kick him in the balls before he went.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:31:39 PM EST
I get approximately 40,000 spam messages a month (several web sites, internet advertising, etc), but murder is not the answer. You just have to be smarter than them. Out of those 40,000, my filters (which I have nearly perfected over the years) catch all but about 14 of them, while only mistakenly deleting about 3 wanted emails. You just have to get POP savvy.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:31:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By Jeeper21:
I'm only sorry it wasn't me doing the clubbing. Good luck getting a jury of anybody who's ever used the internet, to convict the man who did it. Assuming the popo even bother trying to catch this internet hero.


He's in Russia....

Jury? What jury?


You're right. All I read was "spammer killed." All I needed to know.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:34:01 PM EST
FHIC
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:37:44 PM EST
It doesn't bother me none. We're over populated if you didn't notice and some people I'm pretty sure we'd be better off without.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:42:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By PUBBOY:
That'll teach him.


Indeed. Maybe he'll think twice about a career in spamming next time...



oh wait...
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:45:16 PM EST
I've probably spent a total of 8 hours this week with 3 different company's tech support, all based in India and all about as worthless as tits on a hog and about as annoying as a drunk monkey with bagpipes.

All I can say is that I hope the murderer flees to India and goes on a fucking rampage....before I do.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:51:47 PM EST
oh well
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:59:18 PM EST
He might have pissed off the mob. Or, it could be that Russia is kind of like the U.S. used to be "back in the day."

When it's painfully, clearly obvious that some malcontent needs bludgeoning to death, men of standing in the community get together - not lowlifes, mind you - have a brief discussion, and then go bludgeon the motherfucker to death.

Yeah, sure, once in a blue moon they'll get the wrong guy or something, but all in all it's a fairly efficient and effective system and people don't generally get bludgeoned for jaywalking. It's usually something fairly odious, long term, and incurable like pedophilia, wife beating, and spamming.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:46:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By Silesius:
The guy was just making a living.


You could same the same about meth cookers and people that sell kiddie porn.... but it doesn't make it right.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:48:10 AM EST
oh well, I won't miss him
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:52:52 AM EST
Well, Bye
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:55:51 AM EST
murder's always wrong but I won't shed a tear in this case
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 2:21:56 AM EST
1. Start spamming everyone
2. Piss off Russian Mob boss by sending his 5yo daughter Viagra ads
3. ?????
4. Profit!

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 2:44:30 AM EST
If only all spamblocker programs were capable of bludgeoning spammers to death....
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:09:47 AM EST
KARMA
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:16:34 AM EST
Let's see....a dead spammer....a dead Russian spammer.......that scenario is packed full of WIN! Good riddance.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:18:20 AM EST
Ha, seems he got hit by the "Norton" anti virus!

Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:14:17 AM EST
2005 wants their article back.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:22:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By edb66:
2005 wants their article back.
No shit.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:25:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By Silesius:
The guy was just making a living.


You could same the same about meth cookers and people that sell kiddie porn.... but it doesn't make it right.
Yep, they are all in need of a clubbin'!
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:30:35 AM EST
I'm tired of spammers. They can go to hell. I have a very hard time feeling any remorse for this guy.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:44:44 AM EST
Had he lived in Australia it'd only have been a booting.

Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:49:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 5:49:30 AM EST by david_g17]
most spammers are into identity theft, denial of service attacks for extortion/sabotage, etc.

he probably ripped off someone who paid him for stolen credit card numbers or something along those lines.

i'm thinking Russian mafia.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:53:59 AM EST
Don't know how you should feel? Wait 'til you get your next spam email...then you'll know
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:54:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 5:54:37 AM EST by npd233]

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/26/russian_spammer_killed/


Russian Spammer Murdered

Notorious Russian spammer Vardan Kushnir was found bludgeoned to death in his Moscow apartment on Sunday. He was killed by repeated blows to the head, Russian news agency Interfax reports.

Kushnir, 35, headed the Center for American English, whose aggressive spamming practices have angered net users. In the past the Center’s telephone was advertised as a contact number for "cheap sex services". Separately, disgruntled surfers have blitzed the American English Center with nuisance phone calls and returned e,mail messages. Lawmakers are considering the introduction of anti-spam laws but the practice remains legal in Russia and Kushnir remained defiant about his "right to spam".

The public prosecutions office of Moscow's Central administrative district has yet to establish a motive for Kushnir's death, but is treating the case as murder.

Russia’s Interior Ministry reports 1,935 unsolved murders, 73,000 burglaries and 11,400 robberies between January and May 2005, Mosnews reports.

Yeah a man is dead... but someone apparantly did something that many of us have wanted to do before after deleting 400 emails.


Did they find the murderer yet? I mean, they've had two+ years to investigate it!
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