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Spam Volumes Plummet upon Coordinated Takedown of Rustock Botnet

One of the largest botnets on the Internet today, Rustock has been the target of a coordinated takedown effort. This effort appears to have paid off as Rustock has gone from sending about 2,000 spam emails per second to virtually none in the last 12 hours. The CBL estimates that over 815,000 Windows computers are infected with the Rustock malware package. As Rustock was one of the very largest sources of email spam, this development is extremely good news for all users of the Internet.
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