Thursday, February 25, 2010

Microsoft Wins Court Order to Block 'Botnet' Network - WSJ.com

Hmm…

Microsoft Corp. has won a court order aimed at taking down a global network of PCs that the company accuses of spreading spam and harmful computer code.

A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., granted a request by Microsoft to deactivate 277 Internet addresses, or domain names, that the Redmond Wash., company links to a "botnet," an army of tens of thousands of PCs around the globe infected with malicious code that allows them to be harnessed for nefarious purposes.

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Registration records associated with the domain names all list contact information in China. The owners could not immediately be reached.

Microsoft Wins Court Order to Block 'Botnet' Network - WSJ.com

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