Microsoft helps take down Waledac botnet

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Jos

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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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9Nails

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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.
 
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