U.S. court to try Russian 'spam king' on December 9
MOSCOW, October 17 - RAPSI. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will hear on December 9 the case of Russian citizen Oleg Nikolayenko, who has been charged with organizing a massive botnet, according to the court.
Nikolayenko was arrested at a car show in Las Vegas last November. The Federal Security Service said he is a mastermind of the Mega-D botnet. According to the court, Nikolayenko forged information in e-mails and sent them to recipients from January 2007 until November 2010.
The Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) has obtained a copy of the documents.
The parties are expected to produce oral arguments to prove the earlier filed petitions.
The U.S. Attorney Office initially said the Mega-D botnet had over half a million zombies and could send over 10 billion spam messages a day.
The documents submitted to the court maintain that the Mega-D botnet is allegedly the largest botnet in the world. Nikolayenko denied the allegations.
He has denied all the charges brought against him.