There’s trouble brewing in Texas. Microsoft and the State Attorney General of Texas have filed a suit against University of Texas student Ryan Samuel Pitylak and his partner codefendant Mark Trotter. The pair is accused of setting up multiple shell companies and sending spam emails… lots and lots of spam emails. Microsoft has alleged that they received more than 20,000 spam email messages to spam trap accounts.
According to the Attorney General Greg Abbott, when the shell companies operated by the defendants are combined this dynamic duo actually becomes the 4th largest spamming outfit on the planet. That’s a key statistic of course. It is Texas after all. Even their spammers are bigger than everybody else’s.