Botnet responsible for as much as 50% of global spam taken down

By on July 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Botnet responsible for as much as 50% of global spam taken down

Grum Botnet ShutDown

Computer security experts on Wednesday revealed that they had successfully taken down Grum, the world’s third-largest botnet, which was responsible for roughly 18% of global spam, according to The New York Times. According to CNNMoney, that figure could be as high as 50%. The security experts were able to block the botnet’s command and control servers in both the Netherlands and Panama. While the service was successfully shut down, it wasn’t long before Grum’s architects set up seven new command and control centers throughout Russia and Ukraine. The team, however, was able to successfully block those servers, too. More →

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