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Grum Botnet Command and Control Servers Shut Down
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msg:4477080
 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.


 

Robert Charlton




msg:4477232
 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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