Geek Posted December 24, 2009 Share Posted December 24, 2009 Hi folks, Just curious as to what the new Russian botnet is called. Up until a month or so ago, every spam I got was a virus. My email spam has dropped off (and I'm the guy with no filters) to about 3 or 4 per day for a few days now. It's practically stopped. But at the same time it was dropping, the comment spammers at forums have gone through the roof and the bots are more highly adaptable than I have ever seen (they use an IP once and usually not again. They grab them from constantly updated proxy lists. They can read 7 alphabnumeric captchas with high noise and have even cracked a neighbor forums Re-captcha, email and usernames rarely repeated). I've put more IP's in the forum's blocklist in the last two weeks than in the last five years! (adding about 1,000 per week [2,000 so far]) All the spamvertized URL's are .ru or .ua sites, that's why I assume it's Russian. So is this a new botnet, or did an existing one become sentient? Cheers! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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