ZeroAccess botnet "disrupted"

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ZeroAccess botnet "disrupted"

Postby NotBuyingIt » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:41 am

(Reuters 05-December-2013) -
Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/ ... 3E20131206
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Re: ZeroAccess botnet "disrupted"

Postby NotBuyingIt » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:47 am

Krebs (05-December-2013) -
It remains unclear how much this coordinated action will impact the operations of ZeroAccess over the long term.


http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/12/zero ... t-not-out/
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Re: ZeroAccess botnet "disrupted"

Postby Red Dwarf » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:08 pm

Temporary(?) white flag
Krebs wrote:Update, Dec. 6, 1:36 p.m. ET: According to Stone-Gross, the operators of ZeroAccess botnet last night pushed out a configuration file for distribution to the 2 million systems still infected with the bot malware. The new “z00clicker” template uploaded by the badguys temporarily brought the click fraud network back online, Stone-Gross said, but by this morning the servers were down again. “The ZeroAccess guys then pushed new configuration files/plugins with the message ‘WHITE FLAG’,” perhaps signalling that for now they do not plan to try to resuscitate the click fraud network.
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