Thursday, April 14, 2011

US shuts down Botnet

 The United States government has take action to shut down the Coreflood botnet. The botnet which has been stealing personal and banking information. According to reports one of the Coreflod servers had 190 gigs of data from 412K+ computers. That is just one of the servers Coreflood was sending data to.

 This is one of the more popular botnets that has been spreading since 2003. Just this month Microsoft released the monthly MRT (Malware Removal Tool) to remove coreflood. Information on the just released MRT can be found in the Microsoft Security Blog: MMPC

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