News Bits

July 20, 2012
Ian Steadman

"The world's third-biggest botnet, responsible for 18 billion emails every day and 17.4 percent of global spam traffic, has been shut down by security researchers."

The article notes that the botnet was "starved to death" by killing off its command centers faster than its operators could re-establish them.  

Internet Name Malware Largely Quashed
July 9, 2012
AP via Fox News

Security experts collaborated to give the infamous "DNS changer" malware was given a gradual exit from the Internet, and by the July 9 deadline, few users suffered loss of service.