Grum Botnet Has The Plug Pulled

The Grum Botnet - third largest in the world - had the plug pulled through a cooperative effort with various ISPs and other security companies. A botnet is a bunch of computers (often home PCs) unwittingly under centralized control via a malware infection. These computers (the botnet) can be used as a group for various tasks, such as being part of denial of service attacks. In this case, it was sending out spam emails - about 18% of the worlds spam. Don't worry though, there are always more computers to infect...

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