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Srizbi beats Storm to botnet crown

by Marianna Schmudlach / June 30, 2008 1:06 AM PDT

Newcomer responsible for 60 billion spam emails a day

Written by Guy Dixon

vnunet.com, 30 Jun 2008

Up to half of all spam filtered by security firm Marshal is caused by the Srizbi botnet, according to latest figures from the company.

Marshal's statistics show that the Srizbi botnet has compromised almost a third of a million PCs worldwide, dispatching an estimated 60 billion spam emails per day using subject lines on everything from 'watches' and 'pens' to 'male enlargement pills'.

"Srizbi is the single greatest spam threat we have ever seen," said Bradley Anstis, vice president of products at Marshal.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220320/srizbi-claims-world-largest-botnet

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