Storm Botnet May Finally Be Over

The infamous botnet has been inactive for nearly a month, which researchers say may signal the demise of Storm as we know it – as well as that of the super-sized botnetIt’s been nearly a month now since the Storm botnet sent its last spam run — significantly long enough that botnet researchers now conclude this could be the end of most infamous botnet once and for all.Such prolonged inactivity is unusual for a botnet, they say, which may indicate that Storm’s operators have abandoned it. The only signs of life have been some remaining Storm-infected machines checking in with one another. One group of researchers has seen some Storm hosts return “go away, we’re not home” replies when contacted.
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