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|Grum Botnet Command and Control Servers Shut Down|
| 11:46 am on Jul 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Grum Botnet Command and Control Servers Shut Down [bbc.co.uk]
|A botnet which experts believe sent out 18% of the world's spam email has been shut down, a security firm said. |
Grum's control servers were mainly based in Panama, Russia and Ukraine.
Security company FireEye and spam-tracking service SpamHaus worked with local internet service providers (ISPs) to shut down the illegal network.
|FireEye collaborated with other experts in the worldwide security industry to apply pressure to local ISPs to suspend the illegal operation. |
Mr Mushtaq said more than 20,000 computers were still part of the botnet, but that without the active CnCs they would soon be rendered ineffective.
| 5:35 pm on Jul 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Delighted to hear the news, but... as I look at my inbox, anyway... it seems that other botnets were eager and able to supply extra capacity this morning. :(
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