Microsoft helps take down Waledac botnet

By Jos
Feb 25, 2010
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  1. Microsoft has struck a huge blow against one of the Internet's worst sources of spam today. In partnership with security vendors and law enforcement officials, the company successfully executed the internally called "Operation b49" that was just granted a court order to cut off 277 domains associated with the Waledac botnet. The move should effectively sever the connection between the command and control centers of the botnet and most of its thousands of zombie computers around the world.

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  2. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 541

    Good news!
  3. one down unlimited more to go
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 939   +82

    If only a botnet existed to clean off the infection. Too bad that you can't expect to find a system administrator to do this work in every household. That's Microsoft's historical problem, they have always expected that someone smarter than you would be around to repair issues with Windows. In the end: common sense is not so common.
  5. exozito

    exozito Newcomer, in training

    Sometimes, the simplest problems are the most difficult to solve.
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