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Spam king settles with Texas, Microsoft
Hindustan Times ^ | June 4, 2006

Posted on 06/03/2006 8:50:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

One of the world's most notorious spammers has settled lawsuits with the state of Texas and Microsoft Corp that cost him at least $1 million, took away most of his assets and forced him to stop sending the nuisance e-mails. Ryan Pitylak, 24, who graduated from the University of Texas last month, has admitted sending 25 million e-mails every day at the height of his spamming operation in 2004.

At one time, Pitylak was listed as the fourth-worst spammer in the world by the Spamhaus Project, a London-based international clearinghouse that tracks spammers and works closely with law enforcement officials.

The civil settlements were both reached last month in federal court.

As part of the settlement with Microsoft, Pitylak promised never again to send out false, misleading or unsolicited commercial e-mails.

Pitylak, who plans to help Internet companies fight spam, said he would sell his $430,000 house and a 2005 BMW to help pay his fines and legal bills.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; US: Texas; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: clown; deathpenalty; getoutthethumbscrews; hangingstoogood; idiot; jerk; law; menacetosociety; microsoft; pleasetorturehim; puke; spam; texas

1 posted on 06/03/2006 8:50:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This young man should be tarred and feathered.


2 posted on 06/03/2006 8:52:45 PM PDT by CrawDaddyCA (Free Travis McGee!!)
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To: CrawDaddyCA

skip the feathers, use a baseball bat.


3 posted on 06/03/2006 8:55:14 PM PDT by Lester Moore (The headwaters of the islamic river of death and hate originate in Saudi Arabia)
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To: nickcarraway

In other words, the risks were (are) negligible. It's not like competing with the Hell's Angels in the meth distribution business!


4 posted on 06/03/2006 8:58:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: nickcarraway

"... $430,000 house and a 2005 BMW"

That's all?


5 posted on 06/03/2006 8:58:43 PM PDT by DB (©)
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To: CrawDaddyCA; Lester Moore

Skip tar, feathers and baseball bat and make him spend the rest of his life removing spam from inboxes and removing spam-carried viruses from computers. (snarls)


6 posted on 06/03/2006 8:58:45 PM PDT by PalestrinaGal0317 (Cowards cut and run, Marines never do.)
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To: CrawDaddyCA
This young man should be tarred and feathered.

How about smeared with honey and staked to a Texas fire ant hill?

7 posted on 06/03/2006 8:58:50 PM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised.)
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To: nickcarraway

I am glad some spammer was made to pay. Too bad not much can be done about foreign spammers.


8 posted on 06/03/2006 8:59:14 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: nickcarraway

Of course, he WOULD be a T-sipper. They ought to cover him in honey, bread and steaks and put him in the middle of a fire ant hill.


9 posted on 06/03/2006 9:01:23 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Don't fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty. www.dontspeakforme.org)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey! Hey! Hey! This is a white collar crime. It's not like he forcibly broke into anyones homes or anything . . . . well . maybe it is. Okay, warm up the tar and pluck the chickens.


10 posted on 06/03/2006 9:01:41 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I looked in my rearview mirror.)
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To: BipolarBob

Nah, break open the hive and poke the ant hill!


11 posted on 06/03/2006 9:09:38 PM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I am glad some spammer was made to pay. Too bad not much can be done about foreign spammers.

Most all 'foreign' spammers are based in the US, they just use machines in other countries to send the emails.

12 posted on 06/03/2006 9:24:56 PM PDT by killjoy (Same Shirt, Different Day)
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To: Lester Moore
Just punishment is to make him sit in the live audience for Oprah and The view.

If he is from Texas only let him eat picante salsa made in NEW YORK CITY.

Make a workout video with Richard Simmons.

13 posted on 06/03/2006 9:27:08 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (_/)
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To: killjoy

I hope they get caught!


14 posted on 06/03/2006 9:34:23 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: lightman
How about smeared with honey and staked to a Texas fire ant hill?

Sounds OK, but poison the honey first. I am adamantly against feeding fire ants -- unless it is a poison bait like Amdro, etc.

15 posted on 06/03/2006 9:34:57 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: ThomasThomas
If he is from Texas only let him eat picante salsa made in NEW YORK CITY.

NEW YORK CITY?!?!? Get a rope!

16 posted on 06/03/2006 10:13:29 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: nickcarraway

A few years in a texas state prison or castration would start to get the attention of some people. I have no sympathy for these serial spammers. They know they are breaking the law just as brazenly as illegal aliens and drug dealers do. There is no grey area when you are sending out tens of millions of emails to people to whom you have no knowledge, connect, consent or even names of.


17 posted on 06/03/2006 11:19:11 PM PDT by bpjam (If we take 12M Mexicans, they have to take Kennedy & McCain!)
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To: nickcarraway

I suppose we'd have to sue the now impoverished SOB to get any relief for the damage Spam does to us. THe only satisfaction we get is the knowledge that he is out of business, at least for a while.


18 posted on 06/04/2006 3:43:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (If you find yourself in a fair fight, you did not prepare properly.)
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To: nickcarraway
Force him to survive on this for a while. FWIW I can't believe no one thought of this before I did!
19 posted on 06/04/2006 4:00:29 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List Freepmail me if you want on or off this ping list.)
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To: Mad Dawg
I suppose we'd have to sue the now impoverished SOB to get any relief for the damage Spam does to us. THe only satisfaction we get is the knowledge that he is out of business, at least for a while.

It depends on if his address is published on the Web.

A year ago, a truly heartwarming story came out of Russia.

A notorious spammer was found bludgeoned to death in his office.

It's a modest start.

20 posted on 06/04/2006 4:34:31 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Too bad not much can be done about foreign spammers.

Plenty of these foreign spammers spam for American businesses. No reason to not sieze the assets of these businesses and jail the owners.
21 posted on 06/04/2006 9:50:32 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: nickcarraway
What a self-important hog.


22 posted on 06/04/2006 9:57:07 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: nickcarraway
What a self-important hog.


23 posted on 06/04/2006 9:57:10 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Gorzaloon

Of all the incredible BS: the dirtbag has got - get this! - an "anti-spam" internet security company!!!

But there's this:
Ryan Samuel Pitylak
DOB 05/22/1982
TX Drivers License No. 2119216
1005 Possum Trot
Austin, TX 78703


24 posted on 06/05/2006 7:53:55 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Redbob

Good... sign him up for all sorts of snail mail spam.


25 posted on 06/05/2006 8:17:35 AM PDT by ricer1
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To: Redbob

But if he sells his house, that won't last long...


26 posted on 06/05/2006 8:18:15 AM PDT by ricer1
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To: Redbob

:-)


27 posted on 06/05/2006 8:58:38 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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