Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's What's For Dinner: Turkey Spam!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Okay, but seriously, we're all seeing spam levels increase as the Russian criminal operation controlling several botnets (and other criminal infrastructure) make every attempt to regain some of the botnet infrastructure that they lost when McColo was disconnected and seed new botnet zombies.

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As you can see in the graph above (snapshot of earlier this evening -- courtesy SpamCop), the level of spam has been slowly creeping higher over the course of the past few days.

But we are diligently watching & tracking their activities.

Of course, this is the busy season for cyber criminals -- and with the Christmas shopping season right around the corner, spammers certainly want to give consumers every opportunity to be (unwillingly) parted from their money.

Let' be careful out there, and enjoy the long weekend.

- ferg


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