Stony Stevenson points out an iTnews Australia story about the decline of the biggest botnet of recent times, excerpting "The Storm botnet decreased to just five percent of its original size during April, but overall web-based malware levels increased by 23.3 percent, new monitoring data reveals. MessageLabs' Intelligence Report for April 2008 said that new malicious software removal tools aimed at removing Storm infections were responsible for the sudden reduction in Storm-infected computers." According to their estimate, Storm-compromised computers are now down to about 100,000 rather than numbers closer to two million.
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