An FBI agent from Milwaukee is credited with taking down the “king of spam”, the Associated Press is reporting. Authorities say he allegedly generated 10 billion unwanted emails a day.
The suspected spam king, Oleg Nikolaenko, 23, of Russia, was arrested last month during a visit to Las Vegas, AP reported. The FBI and the Federal Trade Commission had been tracking him since 2007.
AP reported that Nikolaenko is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Friday.
His attorney, Christopher Van Wagner, says he’s prepared to put up “a rigorous defense,” AP reported.
A 13-page affidavit was filed by FBI agent Brett E. Banner, assigned to the Cyber Crimes Squad in Milwaukee (read below).