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Can't Stop the Bots

Business security company MessageLabs has an interesting note about spam -- despite shutting down a major botnet, spam continues to increase. In fact, some 25 percent of all spam is currently coming from one source: the Grum botnet.

Another interesting finding  is that the size of spam messages are shrinking. That's bad news because they are smaller, each botnet can send out more. Dang!

We have the Can-Spam Act and spammers have been shut down and prosecuted, but nothing seems to be able to stop this scourge. How should we hunt down spammers and what should we do if we find them? Sentences and punishments welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/19/2010 at 1:17 PM


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