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Pushdo/Cutwail crippled, but for how long?

Unread postby Sludge3000 » August 30th, 2010, 12:22 pm

Security researchers have disrupted the botnet known as Pushdo, a coup that over the past 48 hours has almost completely choked the torrent of junkmail from the once-prolific spam network.

Researchers from the security inteligence firm LastLine said that they identified a total of 30 servers used as Pushdo command and control channels and managed to get the plug pulled on 20 of them. As a result, the torrent of junkmail spewing from it dropped to almost zero on Thursday, according to figures from M86 Security Labs.


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As stated only 2/3 of the C&C servers were taken down so no doubt Pushdo/Cutwail will be back up and spamming relatively quickly.
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Re: Pushdo/Cutwail crippled, but for how long?

Unread postby Sludge3000 » August 30th, 2010, 12:22 pm

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