News about the Rustock takedown

Spam levels plummeted 2 weeks ago as the Rustock botnet was beheaded. Reports have been trickling out in the press about the takedown, about the botnet and about the team responsible.
Rustock Takedown Analysis at The Register
Brian Krebs’ intitial report of the takedown
Taking down botnets from a Microsoft attorney
Spam Network Shut Down at the Wall Street Journal
Global Spam Levels Graph from Symantec


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  2. Big botnet takedown – Word to the Wise says

    […] is the second major botnet takedown in recent weeks. These investigations and takedowns consume a lot of resources, but it’s good […]


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