Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling command-and-control access to and use of thousands of malware-infected computers.
McAfee found the biggest increase in malware samples detected in the last four years.
Prolexic Technologies exposed weaknesses in the command and control (C&C) architecture of the Dirt Jumper DDoS Toolkit family that could neutralize would-be attackers.
As you have probably already heard, the Grum botnet - formerly the third largest in the world - has been effectively shut down last week after several security researchers managed to coordinate the takedown of its last-standing C&C servers in Ukraine and Russia.
Grum, a botnet responsible for 17.4 percent of the world's spam emails, finally seems to be dead.
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