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Global spam levels have been dropping since late August before falling sharply in December, around Christmas.
What caused the drop? Nobody knows for sure, but Symantec’s Eric Park offered a potential answer… “According to MessageLabs, there was a huge reduction in output from the Rustock botnet, which was by far the most dominant spam botnet in 2010,” Park wrote. “Since December 25, the Rustock botnet has basically disappeared as the amount of spam from it has fallen below 0.5% of worldwide spam