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Did pigs fly? Because Russia has filed criminal charges against a spammer, something unprecedented in that country, the origination point of so many unwanted e-mails. Moscow police on Tuesday raided the home of Igor Gusev who is alleged to own a botnet with a partner that brought the pair $120 million in revenue over about three years. Gusuv reportedly specializes in sending Viagra and Cialis e-mails and in selling those popular drugs, too. Gusev himself was not nabbed -- his lawyer said he is currently out of the country. What a well timed trip! The Russian newspaper, the Kommersant daily,... Read more...