Rustock report: Stopping a major source of spam

In March we reported that Microsoft, in cooperation with industry and academic partners, had taken down the Rustock botnet, a notorious source of spam, fraud, and cybercrime.

Hard disks confiscated from Rustock command and control servers

This week Microsoft released new information that explores how Rustock works and how Microsoft defeated the botnet.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »