Broken botnet cuts global spam by a third

Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 3:57 PM EST

New email monitoring data has revealed a "sudden" 30 per cent reduction in global spam volumes over the past week.

Security firm SoftScan believes that the drop is most likely to be the result of a major botnet temporarily losing control of its clients.

At vnunet.

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