The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Waledac botnet goes down

Another triumph in the "yes, you can fight spam" category: Kaspersky lab's Thread Post newsletter is reporting that the Waledac botnet has been knocked nearly completely off line and is sending almost zero spam.

I briefly mentioned the Waledac botnet in an earlier post in which I reported that Microsoft had significantly damaged the botnet's command-and-control servers via court order.

More details can be found on Microsoft's security blog in the article What we know (and learned) from the Waledac takedown.

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