Researchers Say They Took Down World’s Third-Largest Botnet

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/...y-they-took-down-worlds-third-largest-botnet/
     
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    The Grum botnet seems completely kaput by now. On the FireEye blog, Atif Mushtaq wrote;

    'I am glad to announce that, after three days of effort, the Grum botnet has finally been knocked down. All the known command and control (CnC) servers are dead, leaving their zombies orphaned.
    How it all happened is a long story, but I would like to summarize it for you.
    The state of the Grum botnet has changed since we last talked (see previous posts here and here for a look back). On July 16, I reported that while CnC servers in Panama and Russia were alive, shutting down the Dutch server had at least made a dent in this botnet. On the morning of July 17, I got the news that the server in Panama was no longer active. The ISP owning this server at last buckled under the pressure applied by the community. It was great news. The shutdown of the Panamanian server meant a lot. I explained in my earlier post that Grum was comprised of two different segments. One was being controlled from Panama and one from Russia. ...
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    Always good to hear this kind of news.
     
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    If this is true: Kudos to them! Way more cool than make one :)
     
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    http://blog.fireeye.com/research/2012/07/grum-the-money-factor.html
     
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    I do hope it stays like that. The amount of spam in my gmail spam folder has dropped off to almost zero, only had one yesterday instead of the usual 15 to 20 a day.
     
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    Ok..................I take that back now, seems it was a temporary blip..........now back up to normal levels of junk again :D
     
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    You may want to see my article about How to Report Spam. You may find it of some assistance.;)
     
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    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/08/inside-the-grum-botnet/
     
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