Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Herbal King/Elite Herbal: Spammers raided in Christchurch, New Zealand

I thought I had made my last post before christmas but things are moving fast now regarding the Herbal King/Elite Herbal spammer

First BBC was also running a news article regarding their investigation http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7140449.stm

And now different New Zealand news sources report about a raid on 4 properties in Christchurch, New Zealand where 22 computers and boxes with documents was seized and I believe the raid to be against Shane Atkinsion and friends, the alleged Herbal King/Elite Herbal spammer. According to the news sources the New Zealand authorities was already investigating these spammers but had to move quickly now because the BBC investigation alerted the spammers.

Scoop: Anti-spam raid in Christchurch
New Zealand Herald: Spammers targeted in Internal Affairs raids
Stuff: Suspected spammers raided in Chch

Let us hope the spammers was too stupid to be alerted so the New Zealand authorities finds lot of interesting information in the seized computers and documents, especially it's interesting to see if they find any evidence that shows that Genbucks / ________ (*) was surely aware of how their products was being advertised.

(*) Reference to entity has been temporarily removed due to temporary injunction placed on the blog and the author of this blog in the case CS (OS) 218/2008 under process in Delhi High Court. Further information about the injunction (order) can be found here:
http://courtnic.nic.in/dhcorder/dhcqrydisp_o.asp?pn=20089&yr=2008

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