A tale behind pump-and-dump spam operation

The recent barrage of pump-and-dump spam is being linked to Russian botnet herders.

Check out the slide show, which de-constructs a pump-and-dump spam trojan, here.

It is nothing more than leveraging technology to replace those day trading operations than market manipulators prey on everyday (although the regular ol’ day traders don’t get free anti-virus software with their tickets).

Then there’s the question: what to do if you are an innocent company being pumped.