Researchers Name Top Six Spamming Botnets

Marshal researchers say six botnets are sending 85% of the world’s spamResearchers with Marshal’s TRACE team have identified six botnets that together are currently responsible for distributing 85 percent of all spam, Dark Reading has learned. And the results might surprise you.Of the six top-spamming botnets Marshal will reveal next week — Srizbi, Rustock, Mega-D, Hacktool.spammer, Pushdo, and Storm — the infamous Mega-D and Storm are low on the totem pole. Srizbi is leading the pack, sending 40 percent of spam; Rustock, 21 percent; Mega-D, 9 percent; Hacktool.spammer, 8 percent; Pushdo, 6 percent; and Storm, only about 2 percent.

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