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Spain Arrests Alleged Top Spammer

Spanish authorities, acting on an FBI request, have arrested Peter Levashov, a Russian identified by Spamhaus as one of the top ten spammers in the world, according to The New York Times. If officials confirm that Levashov is Peter Severa, his arrest could prove “a significant break in prosecuting Russian spam and computer crime,” the Times said. Severa allegedly used malware to influence an election in Russia in 2012, but reports did not say if he was suspected of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the Times continues.   

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