Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday February 05, 2012

Microsoft Denies Kelihos Botnet is Back in Operation

Microsoft: We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is the Kelihos botnet has not made a return as erroneously reported by Kaspersky Labs. The bad news is a closely related variant called Backdoor:Win32/Kelihos.B is loose in the wild.

Reports claimed that the Kelihos botnet was being put back into operation. However, Microsoft has now said that has not happened, although it admits that a new malware threat with similarities to the Kelihos botnet has appeared.