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Blocking press releases during malware outbreak

Media, PR — By on August 31, 2005 3:23 pm

Here’s an amusing post by Andrew Conry-Murray on the IT Architect blog (formerly Network Magazine) bemoaning the wave of crowing press releases which follow most virus outbreaks.

“A new product is available to block press releases that invariably follow malware outbreaks. ShuTup 1.0 stops 100 percent of press releases that tell you how a product automatically and proactively blocks the latest worm, virus, spyware, phishing, or ‘bot attack.

ShuTup 1.0, which is launching this week, is aimed at security professionals, IT administrators, journalists, and editors. These markets suffer crushing volumes of e-mail in the wake of the threat-du-jour.”

Credits: Megan Grenter in LEWIS’ DC office for flagging this to me.

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    Some may not agree, but this is a classic from IT Architect. And given my recent experience with Trackback spam (don’t go there!), it seems a propos. It should go down a storm. Hat tip to Morgan…


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