A group of antivirus competitors joined together with Interpol to take down a massive botnet of more than 770,000 compromised machines worldwide.
Trend Micro, Microsoft, and Kaspersky Labs teamed up to go after SIMDA, an elaborate botnet in which malware modifies HOSTS files on Windows machines from reputable sites like Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, and Google Analytics, and redirects people to malicious sites. Even after the SIMDA backdoor has been removed, infected HOSTS files can remain.
Antivirus competitors join arms to take down a huge botnet
Yet another takedown for the Law Enforcement and Antivirus companies!
US-CERT article on SIMDA: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA15-105A
Another aticle on Naked Security: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/04/15/interpol-announces-successful-takedown-of-simda-botnet/
Kaspersky's webpage to help you see if you are infected with SIMDA: https://checkip.kaspersky.com/
TrendMicro HouseCall, which can successfully detect SIMDA on a system: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Edited by Aura., 17 April 2015 - 07:02 AM.