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Feds tracked down Russian spam kingpin with help from his iCloud account

The Verge ----------- An affidavit unsealed Monday shows Apple’s unexpected role in bringing a Russian spam king to justice. Once listed as one of the ten worst spammers in the world, Peter Levashov allegedly ran the Kelihos botnet under the alias “Severa,” renting out access to spammers and other cybercriminals. But despite Levashov’s significant efforts at anonymity, court records show that federal agents had been surveilling his iCloud account since May 20th, 2016, funneling back crucial information that may have led to his arrest. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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