Maybe it’s just a coincidence, maybe it’s “Bad Behavior” doing a better job lately. I don’t know, but there’s been a huge decline in comment spam filtered out by Akismet lately, and then I read this… damned good news.
A top spammer known as “the Spam King” has been arrested after years of investigations.
According to news reports and anti-spam organizations, Robert Alan Soloway, which appeared on the spamhaus.org list of top spammers, was indicted by a grand jury in Seattle on charges of fraud, money laundering, and identity theft. Soloway is accused of violating the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, among others.