Friday, August 19, 2005

Zotob spews billions of spam messages

It looks like the recent outbreak of the Zotob worm and its variants has moved to the next level, triggering a surge in spam over the last 24 hours.

The increase in spam traffic due to Zotob is enormous," said Dmitri Alperovich, a CipherTrust research engineer. "Billions of new spam messages were delivered over the last 24 hours, which we believe are being sent by the hundreds of thousands of new zombies created by Zotob variants."

So it would seem that even those users not effected by the outbreak are likely to feel the effects

For more information about zombies, see: Ciphertrust Zombie Stats
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