IRL Name: 
Oleg Nikolaenko

Oleg Nikolaenko of Moscow, also know by his online nickname “Docent”, is thought to be the man behind the “Mega-D” bot network of 500,000 infected computers. The botnet sends out millions of spam messages on behalf of scam artists selling fake prescriptions and Rolex watches. According to the FBI, Oleg was responsible for 1/3 of the world's spam as of 12-03-2010.

According to The Smoking Gun, Nikolaenko is the first person to be named in conjunction with the operation and creation of “Mega-D”. FBI investigators have managed to collect financial records from Nikolaenko showing that he had earned nearly $500,000 over a period of six months from fellow spammer Lance Atkinson.

Nikolaenko’s botnet was taken out in 2009 by FireEye, a network security company, which was able to identify the affected computers being hijacked by “Mega D”.


Responsible for 1/3 of the world's spam according to the FBI in 2010.


Used the botnet to find women that liked to play tetris.