Tuesday September 27, 2011

Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet

According to the Official Microsoft Blog, the software giant has put the smack down on the Kelihos botnet. Microsoft, using the codename \"Operation b79,\" employed the same tactics it used when it took down the Rustock and Waledac botnets.

In the complaint, Microsoft alleges that Dominique Alexander Piatti, dotFREE Group SRO and John Does 1-22 of owning a domain cz.cc and using cz.cc to register other subdomains such as lewgdooi.cz.cc used to operate and control the Kelihos botnet. Our investigation showed that while some of the defendant’s subdomains may be legitimate, many were being used for questionable purposes with links to a variety of disreputable online activities.