Malware Pair Boosts Bots

Two cagey bits of malware are behind a recent dramatic surge in spam and botnet activity, researchers say.

The Trojan downloader virus Warezov (a.k.a. Stration) and the SpamThru Trojan, have been major drivers in a 70 percent increase in spam detected by MessageLabs, according to a new report issued by the company today.

The Warezov/Stration virus, which drops an aggressive spam trojan, has gained attention of late due to its ability to rapidly spread variants of itself, thereby keeping the antivirus vendors on their toes. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Malware Pair Boosts Bots - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 3rd November 2006 7:14AM