Court Order Strikes Blow to Waledac Botnet

Kara Reeder

Microsoft's efforts to get rid of the notorious botnet Waledac have been aided by a court order to cut off 277 .com domains associated with the botnet, reports Computerworld.


In its lawsuit against the unknown spammers behind Waledac, Microsoft argued that Verisign, which manages the .com domain, is a central location for the botnet. The court seemed to agree and has ordered Verisign to get rid of Waledac's command-and-control domains from the Internet.


Says Microsoft:

This action has quickly and effectively cut off traffic to Waledac at the '.com' or domain registry level, severing the connection between the command and control centers of the botnet and most of its thousands of zombie computers around the world.

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