Battling the Rustock Threat

Since successfully taking down the Rustock botnet on March 16th, Microsoft has continued to analyze the threat, investigate leads on the operations and owners of the botnet and work with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide to help the legitimate owners of Rustock-infected computers to clean their computers of malware. Today, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) and Trustworthy Computing released a new Special Edition Security Intelligence Report (SIR) entitled “Battling the Rustock Threat.”

This report provides new data on the Rustock botnet and the impact of the malware on computers around the world.

To get the whole story, read today’s post on The Official Microsoft Blog by Richard Boscovich, senior attorney in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit.

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