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Thu, May 01, 2008 8:10 pm

Microsoft Working with Law Enforcement to Squash Botnets

An April 29 InfoWorld article, Microsoft botnet-hunting tool helps bust hackers, mentions that Microsoft has been working with law enforcement agencies to help shut down botnets. It mentions "In February, the Sûreté du Québec used Microsoft's botnet-buster to break up a network that had infected nearly 500,000 computers in 110 countries, according to Captain Frederick Gaudreau, who heads up the provincial police force's cybercrime unit." A half of a million computers in a botnet is an incredible number. Captain Gaudreau attributed his agency's success in the case against the botnet operators to the use of a tool Microsoft provided that keeps tabs on botnets.

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