NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, February 25, 2010

R.I.P. Waledac? Posted by Sean @ 14:19 GMT

Microsoft took a stab at Waledac bots last April when they added detection to their Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT).

The MSRT is part of their monthly Microsoft Updates package.

Well this week, Microsoft is going after the Waledac botnet en masse, by taking down 277 dot.com Command & Control servers.

microsoft's waledac map

Kudos to Microsoft. We hope this endeavor is successful.

We haven't yet seen a drop in spam or bot samples, but we're waiting and watching.

It will likely take some time for the bodies to stop moving around even though the heads have been cut off.

They are zombies after all…