Robert Alan Soloway: A top 10 spammer arrested

Federal authorities in the US have reported that one of the world's "top 10" email spammers has been arrested. Robert Alan Soloway has been accused of using a network of "zombie" PCs to send out millions of spam email on bhealf of his Internet marketing company, containing details of other companies and individuals duped into taking up his services.

"He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day."