Superbotnets: Mega-D vs Storm, an in-depth look

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Superbotnets: Mega-D vs Storm, an in-depth look

Mega-D, set off a firestorm of speculation, recently. What family of malware was behind this previously unknown botnet? How had it emerged to challenge Storm with hardly a mention in any research articles or press?

Based on spam samples provided by [security vendor] Marshal, we looked for unique patterns in the message headers, and began to filter traffic across our own monitored customer base to reveal source IPs trying to send spam to our clients. Based on the number of bots connecting to mail servers ...

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