Microsoft recently put an end to the Rustock spambot that was responsible for nearly 50% of the world’s spam as of 2010. A series of 5 server centers and the hijacking of a million machines allowed the bot to anonymously send spam from users’ computers. After extensive lawsuits from both Microsoft and Pfizer, the server centers were able to be seized. Read the full article at ITNews.com
Microsoft Shuts Down Rustock Spambot
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).