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Definition Edit

MegaD is

a mass spamming botnet first observed in 2007, credited at its peak with responsibility for sending a third of the world's spam.[1]

Overview Edit

"MegaD is striking for its resilience, having survived two major attempts at disruption: the McColo shutdown of Dec. 2008, and a takedown effort coordinated by FireEye in Nov. 2009. In both cases MegaD initially ground to a halt, but then quickly bounced back with greater vigor."[2]

References Edit

  1. Chia Yuan Cho, et al., "Insights from the Inside: A View of Botnet Management from Infiltration," at 2 (full-text).
  2. Id. at 2-3.

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