IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: The Rise and Fall of the Srizbi Botnet

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2009-04-13 Print this article Print
The Rise and Fall of the Srizbi Botnet

The Rise and Fall of the Srizbi Botnet

In its heyday, the Srizbi botnet was arguably the largest botnet in the world. At one point in charge of an army of infected computers numbering some 450,000, the botnet was at the top of the food chain when it came to spam capacity. But following the shutdown of the McColo in November 2008, Srizbi was crippled, paving the way for other botnets to rise in its place.

Courtesy of Cisco Systems, eWEEK is taking a look at the rise and fall of Srizbi, and what the botnet's controllers may now be doing to evade security vendors.


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