Imperfect Storm aids spammers
For 24 hours in mid-January, stock-fraud investigation site StockPatrol disappeared from the Internet, overwhelmed by a massive flood of Web requests coming from thousands of sources. The attack came after the site wrote a handful of reports investigating and condemning the practice of pump-and-dump stock spam campaigns.
No fewer than three bot nets targeted StockPatrol as well as another anti-spam site and at least five command-and-control servers associated with a different virus, Warezov, according to an analysis released last week. Imperfect Storm aids spammers
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