Pump-and-dump spam domains go silent after botnet closure

Monday, 14 November 2005, 12:53 PM EST

Pump-and-dump spam domains have gone quiet since the closure of a major botnet operation earlier this month. The finding, by Alex Shipp of MessageLabs, suggests that a botnet (a network of compromised machines controlled by hackers) thought to be associated mainly with adware distribution was also used to distribute junk mail on a massive scale.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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