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New Round of Server Take-Downs Fells Grum Botnet 14

Posted by timothy
from the until-the-zombie-sequel dept.
judgecorp writes "The Grum botnet has been finally put out of action by a co-ordinated international effort. After Dutch servers were taken out, the remaining C&C servers in Russia and Panama were removed, with help from ISPs and their upstream providers."
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New Round of Server Take-Downs Fells Grum Botnet

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  • Great that they finally kill a bot-net, I hope this is an example how "easy" it can be to do it. Now it would be even better if they'd somehow warned the infected PCs, or maybe take them down. Most people will not even realize their PC is infected, and don't have a clue how to do something about it.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      This is *NOT* easy. Botnets can be made very resilient and there is no reason to assume that it will always be possible to take them down. Peer to peer systems are very hard to take down. Except for simple worms, it is often only bugs that allow one to take control.

      Also, there are *HUGE* issues in doing something to clean up the infected machines. Doing anything to them is a huge risk as there is no way to tell what critical functions these computers may be doing and how a patch will interfere with this. Th

    • by Antipater (2053064) on Thursday July 19, 2012 @11:02AM (#40698849)

      Great that they finally kill a bot-net, I hope this is an example how "easy" it can be to do it. Now it would be even better if they'd somehow warned the infected PCs, or maybe take them down. Most people will not even realize their PC is infected, and don't have a clue how to do something about it.

      Look, maybe for you botnets are "easy". Some of us just don't have that natural charm. Getting one to go down takes money, effort, and patience. Dinner, Broadway, drinks, those things aren't cheap!

  • I was getting around 20 spams a day. I only got one real spam today so far... So I'm thankful for our bot-killing overlords.

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