Seven years of spamming

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A couple of weeks ago Microsoft did the world a favour, taking down the Rustock botnet and reportedly reducing the volume of spam email worldwide by a third.

Thew new chief botnet out there is “bagle” – and this is not such a great story. Because the bagle botnet – generally thought to have, at least originally, to be the work of one person – has been running for over seven years.

It is incredible to think that one criminal could engage in this activity – almost by definition in plain sight – and get away with it for so long.