Microsoft botnet takedown

Ramnit Botnet Shut Down

Europol and several private technology companies announced the overnight takedown of the command and control infrastructure supporting the Ramnit botnet.

Microsoft Carries out Nitol Botnet Takedown

A botnet known as Nitol, built on the backs of PCs and laptops loaded with malware somewhere in the supply chain, was taken down by Microsoft. Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit was given permission this week by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to take over the domain and more than 70,000 sub-domains hosting the Nitol botnet. 

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