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Authorities Take Down Malware-Distributing Simda Botnet
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Some Guy
Some Guy,
User Rank: Moderator
4/16/2015 | 12:44:10 PM
Again ... Necessary, but not Sufficient
Anxiously awaiting the story that has a bad-guy body count. In the interrim, I'd settle for a list of or count of the number arrested and $'s seized.

At this point, takedowns should be the rule, not the exception, and we need to move on to arresting folks, not just closing their accounts. As I said with the Beebone takedown earlier this month, everything short of taking players off the board permanently and irrevocably is just bailing the ocean.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
4/15/2015 | 4:56:35 PM
Re: Bravo
Nicely done, but botnet takedowns are a bit like Whac-a-Mole. 
User Rank: Ninja
4/15/2015 | 7:32:23 AM
Always pleased to hear stories of these botnets being taken down - I wish it happened more often. While a lot of the malware that's around isn't too dangerous, I hope we see more takedowns of ransomware servers, as those seem to be the most malicious kind of nefarious software. 

Also have to give credit in these instances to Microsoft. It doesnt' stand to benefit much from taking down these botnets, but it does so any way. Kudos to the people there that made it happen.

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