Microsoft gets green light from court to tackle Botnet
By SiliconIndia | Thursday, 25 February 2010, 12:11 Hrs
A botnet is an army of infected computers that hackers can control from a central machine. The company aims to secretly sever communications channels to the botnet before its operators can re-establish links to the network, the paper said. Microsoft on Monday filed a suit that targets a botnet identified as Waledac, a newspaper said.
The judge order requires VeriSign to temporarily turn off the suspect Internet addresses. According to Internet security firm NetWitness said in a report that a new type of computer virus is known to have breached almost 75,000 computers in 2,500 organizations around the world, including user accounts of popular social network websites.
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