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Huge New Spam Run Starting Up

While checking my logs from overnight, I saw a huge increase in the amount of spam attempts coming in. Generally I have between 50 and 100 spam attempts per hour coming in. Yesterday, the number started increasing, and is currently running at around 3,000 rejected attempts per hour. Here’s the chart of the number of blocked attempts over the past three days:

And here is the data just for Friday, March 21, showing the botnet was activated at 8:50pm Eastern time: