LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) — A 20-year-old man accused of using thousands of hijacked computers, or “bot nets,” to damage systems and send massive amounts of spam across the Internet was arrested on Thursday in what authorities called the first such prosecution of its kind
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One down, 3,450,342 to go. (Judging by the number of attacks being made on my network each hour).
But this is a start I suppose, let us hope that there are many many more.
Mind you, in saying that, the amount of SPAM hitting my addresses this past few weeks has dropped to less than 10 a week !! It has not been this quiet since I first went online. I haven’t changed anything, added any new protection. All I did was create a email@example.com for each domain I run and enable a spam trap on it that forwarded to SPAMCOP
And after more than 8 new variants of the Bagle virus landed in my mail this week, it appears to have gone quiet again the last few days.
So don’t forget to update your virus definitions several times a day and if you can configure it to do it automatically during the day, more the better.