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Computer crime: spammer caught in Ukraine

Date: March 18, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: CCRC staff

A criminal case on "mass distribution of spam" is investigated by law enforcement of Donetsk region, Ukraine. It is the first criminal case on infringement with the operation of computer network by way of mass distribution of messages in networks in the country, the Objective media group informs.

A representative of a local ISP turned to the Department fighting economic crimes alleging that some person unknown sent electronic messages suppressing operation of their networks.

Law enforcement established this person. If found guilty, the suspect would face s $1600-$3200 (500-1000 tax exemptions) fine or up to 3 years of custody.

It will be remembered that amendments to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes inured this year. Hereforth, computer crimes involving suppressing of operation of computers, somputer systems, networks and public telecommunications will envisage criminal liability.

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