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Microsoft says it decimated Waledac botnet

The company has said that thousands of bots are no longer receiving commands and attributed it to earlier legal action.

By March 17, 2010

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With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet

With a restraining order in hand, Microsoft is working to take down the spambot, which has infected hundreds of thousands of PCs worldwide.

By February 25, 2010

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Waledac worm targeting July 4 spam offensive

Researcher warns people to be cautious about clicking on links related to Independence Day videos in e-mails over the holiday.

By July 2, 2009

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Microsoft legal punch may change botnet battles forever

The software giant is on the verge of getting a court to grant it ownership over domains used in the Waledac spam botnet.

By September 9, 2010

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CNET News Daily Podcast: 'Profound pain' over ads in China

Waledac botnet is "decimated," ad companies in China worry their businesses are in danger if Google pulls search operation, Bing Maps goes stargazing.

By March 17, 2010

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CNET News Daily Podcast: On building ethical military robots

Robotics engineer Ronald Arkin talks about giving robots a built-in "guilt system" that could make them better at avoiding civilian casualties; Jammie Thomas-Rasset plans to appeal RIAA case; and Waledac spam set to explode over July 4th weekend.

By July 2, 2009

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Scammers customize news to deliver you malware

Latest Waledac scam fakes bomb news in e-mail recipients' hometown and then links to malicious Web site that looks like a Reuters article.

By March 16, 2009