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Spambot Evolution 2011

February 24, 2011 Comments off

Spambot Evolution 2011
Source: Dell

Spam is one of the biggest drivers of malware proliferation over the past ten years, and no end is in sight. However, there is an overall maturation to the spambot ecosystem these days. We’re seeing fewer new spambot families emerge, and only incremental changes in the existing spambot families. Development seems to proceed at a pace corresponding to the size of the botnet and the volume of spam sent by each.

In previous years, we have detailed the top spambot families and have described the characteristics that define them. To continue with that tradition, here is the current lineup of spambots responsible for most of the volume of spam on the Internet today.


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