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Grum Spambot Shut Down: Massive Botnet Created 18 Percent Of World's Spam Email

The Grum botnet, which experts believe is responsible for about 18 percent of the world's spam email traffic, has been shut down, according to security company FireEye, based in Milpitas, Calif. According to M86Security, Grum was responsible for roughly 17.4 percent of the worldwide spam email traffic, which made it officially the third largest active botnet in the world, after Cutwail and Lethic, respectively. In January 2012, however, Grum became the No. 1 spam botnet in the world, accounti...

'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Cast Confirmed At Comic-Con 2012 [VIDEO]

One of the biggest television shows of the past few years, HBO's megahit fantasy series Game of Thrones set records with its season 2 finale. Now, the show has taken over Comic-Con 2012, with the Game of Thrones season 3 panel on Friday making announcements right and left about casting for the next season.

Internet Doomsday Virus Could Black Out 250,000 PCs

About a quarter-million computer users around the world are at risk of losing Internet access on Monday because of malicious software at the heart of a hacking scam that U.S. authorities shut down last November. Some blogs and news reports hyped the risk of an outage, warning of a potential blackout and describing the Alureon malware as the Internet Doomsday virus.

Airlines Report June Rise In Passenger Traffic

Some airline companies appear to be faring much better in gaining passenger traffic thanks to a soaring demand for air travel and limited carrier choices -- a trend that has given U.S. airlines wide leeway to maintain overcrowded planes and shoddy customer service.

Quail Fire: More Evacuations Lifted In Alpine Area

Evacuations have been lifted in the Alpine Cove subdivision and another 160 Alpine residents will be allowed to return to their homes on Thursday, after a change in weather conditions have helped contain the Quail Fire, the Salt lake Tribune reported.

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