Tag: mccolo

McAfee warns: No repeat of McColo shutdown 
By Phil Muncaster | Dec 15, 2009 | Comment Now 
Botnet herders have learned their lesson.
 
Stronger botnets and increased spam detections in 2009 
By Dan Raywood | Dec 9, 2009 | Comment Now 
Cybercriminals learn lessons from McColo shutdown.
 
One year later, McColo bust does little to slow spam 
By Shaun Nichols | Nov 13, 2009 | Comment Now 
Junk mail levels higher than ever.
 
PC infections rising as botnets try to reseed 
By Iain Thomson | Jun 12, 2009 | Comment Now 
McAfee is reporting that it has seen a sharp rise in the number of PC infection and malware variants as botnet operators try to rebuild their networks after the McColo shutdown.
 
Spam server shutdown has little effect 
By Iain Thomson | Jun 8, 2009 | Comment Now 
The shutdown of the Pricewert internet service provider (ISP) looks unlikely to have the same crushing effect of spam as theMcColo closure last year.
 
Botnet ranks continue to swell 
By Shaun Nichols | May 5, 2009 | Comment Now 
The number of computers being infected for use in botnets has soared in recent months, according to McAfee.
 
Spam levels continue to surge 
By Shaun Nichols | Apr 30, 2009 | Comment Now 
The level of spam flooding inboxes is at its highest level in more than a year, according to researchers.
 
Spam levels soar as Easter approaches 
By Phil Muncaster | Apr 7, 2009 | Comment Now 
Spam levels rose by a third last month to reach nearly 85 per cent of all email traffic, the highest since the McColo shutdown last year, according to the Threat Forecast and ...
 
Spam back up to pre-McColo levels 
By Angela Moscsaritolo | Apr 1, 2009 | Comment Now 
Four months after the highly publicised takedown of the McColo web-hosting company, in which worldwide spam levels dropped by around 70 percent, the prevalence of junk mail has ...
 
Google reporting spam recovering from McColo 
By Iain Thomson | Jan 28, 2009 | Comment Now 
Google is reporting that data from its Postini subsidiary shows annual spam levels are rebounding from the shutdown of McColo.
 
Google reporting spam recovering from McColo 
By Iain Thomson | Jan 27, 2009 | Comment Now 
Google is reporting that data from its Postini subsidiary shows annual spam levels are rebounding from the shutdown of McColo.
 
Botnets crawl back after McColo shutdown 
Dec 8, 2008 | Comment Now 
Mega-D botnet creators have set up new command and control servers and re-established their connections.
 
Spam levels remain down following McColo shutdown 
By Chuck Miller | Nov 21, 2008 | Comment Now 
Though worldwide spam levels are still diminished in the wake of the McColo hosting-company shutdown, it may only be a matter of time before they come roaring back.
 
Spam rates slashed as McColo shut down 
By Iain Thomson | Nov 13, 2008 | Comment Now 
Worldwide spam rates fell sharply today after two major ISPs cut off internet access to hosting company McColo.
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