Donbot botnet

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Donbot, also known by its aliases Buzus and Bachsoy,[1] is a botnet mostly involved in sending pharmaceutical and stock-based e-mail spam.[2][3]

The Donbot botnet is thought to consist of roughly 125,000 individual computers,[2] which combined send 800 million spam messages a day.[4] This amount equals about 1.3% of the estimated total global spam volume[5] of 230 billion messages a day,[6] though the botnet has known spikes where it accounted for up to 4% of the total spam volume.[7]

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  1. ^ "Donbot". M86 Security. April 20, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Stewart, Joe (2009-01-13). "Spam Botnets to Watch in 2009 | Dell SecureWorks". Secureworks.com. Dell. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  3. ^ Aharon Etengoff (August 28, 2009). "Nefarious Donbot spews URL-shortened spam". TG Daily. Retrieved July 30, 2010. "'Donbot' launches pump-and-dump run > Botnet > Vulnerabilities & Exploits > News > SC Magazine Australia/NZ". Securecomputing.net.au. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The top 10 spam botnets: New and improved | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com". Blogs.techrepublic.com.com. February 25, 2010. Archived from the original on August 26, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rustock - The King of All Other Botnets". SPAMfighter. January 1, 1990. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "The top 10 'most wanted' spam-spewing botnets". Networkworld.com. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ Shaun Nichols in San Francisco. "Botnet begins social networking spam run - V3.co.uk - formerly vnunet.com". V3.co.uk. Retrieved July 30, 2010.