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July 31, 2011  9:53 PM

Reward: $250,000 for Information on Rustock

Posted by: Tony Bradley
botnet, Microsoft, reward, Rustock

Microsoft used a combination of technical and legal manuevers to effectively shut down the Rustock botnet earlier this year. Just because the ongoing threat has been stifled doesn't mean Microsoft is done pursuing it, though. A post on the Microsoft Privacy and Safety blog...

April 18, 2011  4:01 PM

Message Labs Reports Rise in ZIP File Spam

Posted by: Tony Bradley
botnet, Coreflood, Intelligence Report, malware, Message Labs, Rustock, spam, ZIP file

The first quarterly report from Message Labs for 2011 sends mixed signals about the state of spam. With the Rustock botnet being killed off in March (


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