Ron Paul Spam Traced to Ukrainian Botnet

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Security researchers have shut down a network of computers responsible for sending out nearly 200 million spam messages supporting Ron Paul, reports PC World magazine.

Anti-Paul forces had jumped on the original spam story as evidence that Paul supporters were “spammers.”

After analyzing the server’s software, it’s clear that there is no such thing as a Ron Paul botnet, according to Joe Stewart, a senior security researcher with SecureWorks. “It probably wasn’t even set up by a Ron Paul supporter,” he said. “This whole system has been around since 2004. This [spam] somehow just landed in this underground spam economy.”

Read the report.

9:22 pm on December 4, 2007