Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rustock Botnet Taken Down -- up to 1 Billions Spams per Day

The notorious "Rustock" botnet, which used approximately one million infected PCs under its control to send up to a billion spam messages per day, has been taken out by Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and law enforcement authorities. Writing in a blog post, Richard Boscovich, a Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, describes how Operation b107 went about tracing the origins of the botnet, securing legal standings against the perpetrators, and obtaining a court order to work with the U.S. Marshals Service to physically capture evidence onsite and, in some cases, seize affected servers from hosting providers in seven cities across the U.S. http://tinyurl.com/4awhzwrhttp://www.microsoft.com

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