Spam back on the menu as botnet creating email triples in one week

Posted by markdoughty on Jun 25, 2008 1:39 PM EDT
iTWire; By Davey Winder
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Shocking revelation from TRACE security labs suggests that 46 percent of all spam being distributed online is being sent by the Srizbi botnet, and volumes are growing real fast.

According to Phil Hay, Lead Threat Analyst with Marshal's TRACE team, "the Srizbi botnet is behind much of this increase in malicious spam. Srizbi's criminal controllers are currently on a major expansion drive. The more computers infected by Srizbi bots the more money they can make."

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