Spam Botnet Gaining Traction

Upping its output of spam by nearly 5 percent
in recent weeks, a new botnet called Festi has grabbed the attention of
researchers, cracking the list of top 10 most prolific spamming botnets. The botnet has apparently pumped up the volume
of spam by recruiting more bots, about 60 percent of which are in Asia,
18 percent in Europe, and 9 percent in North America. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

Upping its output of spam by nearly 5 percent
in recent weeks, a new botnet called Fes
ti has grabbed the attention of
researchers, cracking the list of top 10 most prolific spamming botnets.
The botnet has apparently pumped up the volume
of spam by recruiting more bots, about 60 percent of which are in Asia,
18 percent in Europe, and 9 percent in North America. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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