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Tuesday October 01, 2013

Symantec Takes On One Of Largest Botnets In History

It's nice to see someone going after these scumbags. I never really gave it much thought before but, after looking at these stats, I think it's a good thing someone is trying to bring these guys down.

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Symantec has seized part of the 1.9 million-computer strong ZeroAccess, one of the largest botnets in existence. In a blog post Monday, the security firm said the ZeroAccess botnet is primarily used to deliver payloads to infected computers, which is aimed at two illegal, revenue-generating activities: click fraud and bitcoin mining.