Spammers Stay Busy Despite Pushdo Botnet Hit

September 2, 2010 admin 0

From the shutdown of McColo to last week’s disruption of the Pushdo botnet, spammers have continually found ways to stay in business.

Nearly 20 of the 30 command and control (CnC)servers associated with Pushdo were taken offline last week due to efforts by security vendor LastLine. The servers were supported by eight hosting providers, some of which did not respond to the vendor’s requests for action.