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Waledac botnet Mortally Wounded


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:09 PM

From The Register:

"Operation b49," as Microsoft dubbed the takedown, has severed as many as 90,000 infected PCs from the master control channels that feed them updated malware, spam templates, and other malicious data, Microsoft's Jeff Williams wrote here. He cautioned that security watchers
can't yet claim victory, but said the initial success of the operation provides a guide for future takedowns.


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Waledac has been spewing spam across the internet for a while now. Maybe we'll start seeing a small reduction of crap in our inboxes now (don't count on it.)

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#2 Layback Bear

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:21 AM

Thank you Andrew for keeping us informed. I good to see M/S working with others to track down the bad guys. I do wonder what security programs are letting this botnet through.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:55 PM

Wonder where these cybercrooks learned their programming skills? You don't think it could've been right here in the good old US of A, in one of our taxpayer sponsored 'student exchange' programs to train skilled individuals to return to their less fortunate countries, do ya? Nah, can't be. Just a thought.

Edited by Twin B, 28 March 2010 - 11:56 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:33 AM

Twin B there is a very good chance the your (Just a thought ) is correct.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:36 AM

You know,
If only security people'd call in those who use their products. Like I'd feel like a hero if I knew I could help Eset with something. Maybe one day, one of the members of this community will be heroic in one of those things like operation B49.

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