[Dshield] Spam Falloff (was Increased activity)

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Mon Aug 18 22:54:31 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 15:26, David Kennedy CISSP wrote:

> Here's another theory:  If spammers are using trojan/worm/virus-infected
> computers, many of those computers got some overdue
> maintenance/administration due to the flurry/frenzy of attention caused by
> the Lovesan.A.  Those computers may not have had Lovsan, or did, whichever,
> the updated AV now running may have caught all sorts of other nastiness and
> fixed it.

One wonders what the average reaction by J. Random HomeUser was to "Your
system was successfully cleaned of 1,273 viruses"...

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