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Storm botnet divided for sale?

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Date: Oct 16, 2007 - 12:47 PM
ZDNet's bot hunters are seeing something odd - the Storm botnet appears to be getting parceled out for sale.

?This means that each node will only be able to communicate with nodes that use the same key. This effectively allows the Storm author to segment the Storm botnet into smaller networks. This could be a precursor to selling Storm to other spammers, as an end-to-end spam botnet system, complete with fast-flux DNS and hosting capabilities,? Stewart said in an e-mail message.
Expect more spam in the near future.



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