Internet security company FireEye announced yesterday that the takedown of Grum’s (also known as Tedroo) command and control servers (CnCs) were there result of a dedicated group of individuals.
A botnet is a network of computers that are infected with a particular type of malware. This malware allows the control of these computers through one central machine. These “zombie” PCs are then used to distribute spam to inboxes globally all day, every day.
FireEye revealed that the CnC servers at the time of the takedown were located in the Netherlands, Russia and Panama.
In victory, FireEye security researcher Atif Mushtaq posted a strong message to all spammers “Stop sending us spam. We don’t need your cheap Viagra or fake Rolex. Do something else, work in a Subway or McDonalds, or sell hotdogs, but don’t send us spam”
PS: in other related news, Hormel Foods Corp’s spam share price is on the rise. :)