x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Money needed, fast

Oleg Nikolaenko, the so-called creator of the 'Mega-D'' botnet which is said to be responsible for one-third of the world's spam email is being held by authorities in Wisconsin.

Hello. How are you recently? Please allow me to introduce me. I am Oleg Nikolaenko, the so-called creator of the "Mega-D" botnet, which, according to my captors here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is responsible for one-third of all the world's Internet spam.

Sir, I am send you this private note to make appeal to your for assistance. Please accept apology for contacting you.

My trouble related to what happened on Friday, December 3, when federal agents raided my home. If this story sounds unbelievable to you, imagine my shock when they tell me Mega-D made almost $500,000 (Dh1.8 million) between June 4 and December 5 in 2007 by selling erectile dysfunction drugs, counterfeit prescriptions and "herbal remedies." Impossible. Who would buy so many fake drugs?

My innocence aside, I am in desperate need of your aid. I am therefore honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:

1. While the judge says I am held without bond, everyone has a price. I therefore believe if you send me your bank account details, my attorney will have quick access to cash to spring me from prison.

2. Upon release, I will repay you the full cost of my bail, plus $100,000 (Dh387,000) for your troubles. Moreover, sir, I am offering you an opportunity to join my company, which includes access to over 3 million customers around the world. Details coming soon. Check your email.