Deconstructing a Pump-and-Dump Spam Trojan - Top 20 SpamThru Bot Locales

 
 
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The SpamThru controller keeps statistics on the country of origin of all bots in the botnet. Athough the United States has the highest number of infections, bot distribution is not limited to any particular country. All in all, computers in 166 countri

 

SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart reverse-engineers a SpamThru Trojan and finds evidence of a well-heeled spam operation attempting to manipulate penny stocks. These images show the scammers at work.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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