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How a Botnet Gets Its Name

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 13:20

There is a new kid in town in the world of botnets – isn’t there always? A heavyweight spamming botnet known as Festi has only been tracked by researchers with Message Labs Intelligence since August, but is already responsible for approximately 5 percent of all global spam (around 2.5 billion spam emails per day), according to Paul Wood, senior analyst with Messagelabs, which keeps tabs on spam and botnet activity.

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