Coreflood Activity Down by 90 Percent

Kara Reeder

Following the recent shutdown of a crime ring that used a computer virus called Coreflood to tether millions of PCs to a botnet, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice say that activity on the Coreflood botnet is down by 90 percent, according to The newly released court documents say that when servers were seized on April 13 they were receiving around 800,000 messages a day from infected computers. Nine days later the number of messages had dropped to under 100,000, with the number continuing to fall.


As we reported on our Network Security Edge site, federal authorities plan to remotely uninstall Coreflood from infected Windows PCs after the owners have been identified by the Department of Justice and have submitted an authorization form to the FBI.

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