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Mega-D Botnet Returns with More Vigor

According to security experts, following the closure of McColo, a prominent spam hosting facilitator, some botnets that have not been badly affected seem to be re-attacking consumers. Out of the three prominent botnets, Mega-D, Srizbi and Rustock, the first was terminated after McColo went offline. However, it has made a comeback and re-started spamming large volume of messages, say specialists from TRACElabs of security firm Marshal8e6.

Security specialists revealed that Mega-D botnet is notorious for sending huge number of spam mails that advertise sex enhancement remedies. Its creators have been constantly working since the 3rd week of November 2008 to establish control and command servers and re-connect them with their botnet. With their efforts, they have changed the botnet, ...

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