June 11, 2016 7:11 pm -


Michael Alexander Persaud is likely your spammer.

According to the FBI, which raided Persaud’s San Diego home in late April, the 39-year-old is able to send a million unsolicited emails in less than 15 minutes, ABC News reports. Authorities have been investigating Persaud since at least 2013 for alleged spamming so voluminous he was awarded the last slot on the Top 10 Worst Spammers by UK-based Spamhaus. Now the FBI wants a federal judge to let it search Persaud’s iCloud account, which is linked to two seized computers and an iPhone, for evidence of “illegal spamming” and wire fraud related to spamming. It’s not Persaud’s first tangle with the law.

In a 2014 article titled “Still Spamming After All These Years,” KrebsOnSecurity describes Persaud as “an unabashed bulk emailer who’s been sued by AOL, the San Diego District Attorney’s office, and by anti-spam activists multiple times over the last 15 years.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.