NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, January 18, 2008

One Year Ago... Posted by Sean @ 16:10 GMT

One year ago — Janurary 18th/19th depending on your timezone — a spam run began that resulted in the moniker of "Storm" being given to a family of related malware.

Today, the Storm botnet is one of the more troublesome threats in existence.

How did it get the name?

One year ago Dan and Jusu shot some video of our WorldMap Live in action. We uploaded that video to our newly created YouTube Channel and were quite surprised by the number of views that followed.

The "Storm Video" now has 880000+ views.

With that kind of mass attention, the name kind of stuck.