23 Jun 2011
64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
FBI Kills Coreflood Botnet Using Replacement Servers
Read more at: Maximum PC | FBI Kills Coreflood Botnet Using Replacement Servers
If you're the kind of person who authorizes ActiveX scripts willy-nilly or opens attachments emailed to you by strangers, the world is a much safer place than it was two months ago. Don't get us wrong – if you're that kind of person, your computer is still going to end up overrun with malware, but at least it won't be made into a Coreflood zombie. The FBI's "Operation ADEONA" took the botnet on head first, and while botnet operators can be a hardheaded bunch, the FBI's head is apparently even harder.
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