Anti-Malware Research

Pushdo Botnet Tops 40k

According to Bitdefender researchers who are monitoring the sinkholed Pushdo domains, the bots have made no less than 499.389 requests, from 45.053 unique IP addresses, in an interval of 48 hours, giving a more precise sense of the total size of the network.

The top of the ten most affected countries now looks as follows:

India 4619
Vietnam 3847
United States 2243
Turkey 2158
Argentina 2147
Indonesia 1846
Mexico 1823
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1716
Italy 1478
Thailand 1188

About the author


Razvan Stoica is a journalist turned teacher turned publicist and technology evangelist. When Bitdefender isn't paying him to bring complex subjects to wide audiences, he enjoys writing fiction, skiing and biking. Razvan Stoica started off writing for a science monthly and was the chief editor of a science fiction magazine for a short while before moving on to the University of Medicine in Bucharest where he lectured on the English language. Recruited by Bitdefender in 2004 to add zest to the company's online presence, he has fulfilled a bevy of roles within the company since. In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the communications and community-building efforts of the Bitdefender research and technology development arm.