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Author Topic: Spam Network Shut Down  (Read 1402 times)

AdrianH

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Spam Network Shut Down
« on: March 18, 2011, 06:15:07 AM »

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703328404576207173861008758.html


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Microsoft Corp. and federal law enforcement agents seized computer equipment from Internet hosting facilities across the U.S. in a sweeping legal attack designed to cripple the leading source of junk email on the Internet.

Microsoft launched the raids as part of a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle in early February against unnamed operators of the Rustock "botnet," a vast network of computers around the globe infected with malicious software that allows its masterminds to distribute enormous volumes of spam, peddling everything from counterfeit software to pharmaceuticals........... (more)
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Re: Spam Network Shut Down
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 07:20:29 AM »

Excellent news, but a drop in the ocean unfortunately. :(
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Re: Spam Network Shut Down
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 01:51:15 PM »

Hopefully that was a big drop though.  Good to see M$ getting so involved and clamping down.
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