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Microsoft, feds disrupt massive Citadel botnet

The software giant teams with the FBI and financial services industry groups to slow down a cybercrime ring that is allegedly responsible for roughly $500 million in losses.

By Jun. 5, 2013

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Microsoft, Symantec shutter another botnet

Symantec and Microsoft join forces to stop a botnet, and for the first time they provide clean-up tools directly to people with infected computers.

By Feb. 6, 2013

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Android botnet claim in dispute

Google and Lookout see no evidence that Android devices are spewing spam as claimed.

By Jul. 5, 2012

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Botnet goes on Mac attack

week in review Trojan strikes Mac users, while Facebook strikes back at Yahoo with a patent suit of its own. Also: Yahoo layoffs.

By Apr. 6, 2012

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Kelihos botnet makes a comeback

New variants resurrect the malware four months after Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab took down the original, which was capable of sending nearly 4 billion spam e-mails each day.

By Feb. 2, 2012

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'Chameleon Botnet' takes $6-million-a-month in ad money

The botnet has targeted at least 202 Web sites that serve 14 billion ad impressions. The botnet apparently accounted for 9 billion of them.

By Mar. 20, 2013

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Chameleon botnet steals $6M per month in click fraud scam

More than 120,000 Windows-based computers running Internet Explorer 9 are infected in the U.S., researchers say.

By Mar. 19, 2013

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Microsoft settles with second Kelihos botnet suspect

The software giant and Andrey N. Sabelnikov, who admits he wrote the code used in malware that infected thousands of computers, reach a settlement in related lawsuit.

By Oct. 19, 2012

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Microsoft settles botnet case against Chinese site

The software giant reached an agreement with the owner of 3322.org, a site that has been linked to malware such as the Nitol botnet.

By Oct. 2, 2012

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U.S. is home to greatest number of botnet servers, says McAfee

With 631 active command and control servers, the U.S. far surpasses any other country when it comes to malware-controlled zombie computers, says the antivirus vendor.

By Jan. 24, 2013