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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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
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