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Microsoft, Law Enforcement Disrupt Dorkbot Botnet (technet.com) 31

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft said in a blog post Thursday that it aided law enforcement agencies in several regions to disrupt a 4-year-old botnet called Dorkbot. The botnet aims to steal login credentials from services such as Gmail, Facebook, PayPal, Steam, eBay, Twitter and Netflix and has infected one million computers worldwide. The company didn't provide details on how Dorkbot's infrastructure was disrupted.
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Microsoft, Law Enforcement Disrupt Dorkbot Botnet

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 04, 2015 @03:45PM (#51058789)

    The company didn't provide details on how Dorkbot's infrastructure was disrupted.

    WTF, they "activated a Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) campaign, performed deep research, and provided telemetry to partners and law enforcement". There's enough meaningless jargon in there to satisfy even the most buzzword calloused manager.

  • by Drewdad ( 1738014 ) on Friday December 04, 2015 @03:58PM (#51058913)

    ...while Dorkbot's operator was trying to decipher Microsoft's new core-based licensing structure.

    • by zlives ( 2009072 )

      more likely windows 10 telemetry helped in locating, dissecting and disinfecting the botnet without compromising privacy in any way.

  • by nickweller ( 4108905 ) on Friday December 04, 2015 @05:42PM (#51059695)
    What Desktop operating System did this Dorkbot botnet run on?

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