Artist's portrait of Oleg Nikolaenko
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Russian man pleads not guilty to global spam scheme

A Russian man accused of operating an e-mail spam business that at times accounted for one third of global spam has pleaded not guilty in a federal court in the US state of Wisconsin.

Oleg Nikolaenko is charged with running a global network of more than 500,000 virus-infected personal computers, in violation of a US anti-spam law.

Russell Trott reports.

  • 04 Dec 2010