Spam Drops After FTC Shuts Down ISP Pricewert

According to Symantec, the Cutwail botnet -- one of the most notorious botnets, accounting for up to 35 percent of all spam in May across the globe -- experienced a major blow to its track record after the shutdown of Internet service provider Pricewert. The FTC charged that Pricewert's distribution of illegal, malicious, and harmful content and deployment of botnets that compromised thousands of computers caused substantial consumer injury and was an unfair practice, in violation of federal law.

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