Sunday December 02, 2012

Microsoft Keeps Control of Two Zeus Botnets

A US District Court in New York has granted Microsoft’s motion to hold possession of two Zeus botnets for further study and facilitate the cleanup of infected domains. The Zeus botnet control servers were taken down and seized during operations last spring.

Overall, Zeus is an infection framework that allows attackers to create malware and spread it using spam campaigns. In addition, the toolkit includes server software to manage the resulting network of compromised machines or botnet.