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Microsoft Takes Kelihos Botnet Offline, Shuts Down the cz.cc Subdomains

Robert McMillan reporting in InfoWorld: "Microsoft has opened a front in its ongoing battle against Internet scammers, using the power of a U.S. court to deal a knockout blow to an emerging botnet and taking offline a provider of free Internet domains. Microsoft used the same technique that worked in its earlier takedowns of the Rustock and Waledac botnets, asking a U.S. court to order Verisign to shut down 21 Internet domains associated with the command-and-control servers that form the brains of the Kelihos botnet."

Read full story: InfoWorld

Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Domain Names, Malware, Registry Services

 
   

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