Accused Mega-D Botnet Mastermind Nabbed by FBI

The FBI has linked a 23-year-old Russian man to the notorious Mega-D botnet, which once was responsible for one-third of the world’s spam.

According to federal authorities, Oleg Nikolaenko was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to use Mega-D to spam out e-mails for a crew of criminals specializing in the sale of fake goods.

Nikolaenko is charged with violating the federal CAN-SPAM Act. His attorney, Christopher Van Wagner, reportedly told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the charges were only accusations.

“We’re prepared to present a rigorous defense,” he said.

For more, read the eWeek article: FBI Arrests Accused MegaD Botnet Mastermind.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight offers thought leadership and best practices in the IT security and management industry while providing expert recommendations on software solutions for IT leaders. It is the trusted resource for security professionals who need network monitoring technology and solutions to maintain regulatory compliance for their teams and organizations.

Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Daily Tech Insider for top news, trends, and analysis.

Latest Articles