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The Podium

Thursday, July 19

Taking Down Spam

By Brad

Via Gerry Smith of the Huffington Post comes some good news on the war against spam front:

Computer users may see fewer e-mail offers for cheap Viagra and fake Rolexes after security researchers this week helped shut down the world’s third-largest botnet, a network of zombie computers that was sending about 18 percent of worldwide spam messages.

Atif Mushtaq, a researcher at the security company FireEye, said in a blog post that security researchers had worked with Internet service providers in several countries—including some known as safehavens for cybercrime—to bring down servers controlling the so-called Grum botnet, which was sending 18 billion junk messages a day.

18 billion junk messages a day? Wow.

Tags: spam, security

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