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South Korean Spammers Get Arrested

Sophos welcomes news that two men have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in large South Korean spam incidents

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Sophos, a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, is welcoming today's news that two men have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in one of South Korea's biggest spam incidents.

The young men, ages 20 and 26, are alleged to have broken the law by sending out 1.6 billion spam emails between September and December 2006.

South Korean authorities in Seoul claim that the pair, both computer programmers, obtained personal and financial information from 12,000 victims which they then sold to other firms.

“According to Sophos’s latest Security Threat Report for 2007, South Korea is the third-worst culprit for relaying spam,” said Ron O’Brien, senior security analyst at Boston-based Sophos. “This arrest demonstrates that the courts in South Korea are seriously cracking down and aren’t taking this illegal activity lightly.”

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