Category: Botnet

A Festi-vous for the Rest of Us

A Festi-vous for the Rest of Us

On Thursday, Darren Lewis of MessageLabs, the venerable e-mail security firm now owned by Symantec, published findings for a new botnet called Festi which rocketed into a top ten spot in the rankings of the largest spam sending botnets in September. First classified in August, Festi rose in September to propagating a high water mark of around three billion spam messages per day.