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Spam On Web Cut By 20 Percent

MIAMI (CNET) – Computer-security experts took down the world’s third-largest botnet, which they say was responsible for 18 percent of the world’s spam.

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Microsoft has $250,000 for you - some strings attached

Recently published on Microsoft’s Technet Blogs site, nestling between Haiku #154 and Bloom’s Taxonomy for Learning Objectives, you will find an unassumingly erudite, if lawyerly, posting. 667 more words


Microsoft Says Rustock Botnet Still Dead, Advertises In Russia To Notify Culprits

As you may be aware, nearly two months ago Microsoft and federal law enforcement agents cracked down on the infamous Rustock botnet, which was responsible for a lot of the spam you hopefully never receive. 291 more words


Bagle is the New King of Spam Botnets

Symantec’s MessageLabs division reports that spam volume has decreased in March by two percent following the takedown of the Rustock botnet, but warns that Bagle is taking its place… 266 more words

Botnet Rustock is no longer

As you may have read on several news sites, the botnet Rustock, one of the world’s most active spam-generating networks, is no longer since last week (R.I.P. 188 more words


Spammer shut down

Unfortunately, user generated content is not always a good thing, especially when the content is spam e-mails advertising fake pills. The world’s biggest botnet was shut down recently by lawsuits from Microsoft and drug company Pfizer, reducing spam levels all over the world by about 33% for a short period. 29 more words

When UGC Goes 'bottomup'

The hunt for Rustock spammers continues after botnet takedown

The Rustock botnet, which sent up to 30 billion spam messages per day, might have been run by two or three people. Early analysis, following raids to knock out the spam network, suggest that it was the work of a small team. 226 more words