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Microsoft and Law Enforcers Disrupt Dorkbot Botnets

     
6:03 pm on Dec 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Over one million PCs acting as a botnet is a massive number of infected machines. I wonder how it can get that far. Is it that these people have inadequate antivirus protection, or are they just blaze at file swapping!

I know a number of people that just don't get how important it is to get effective antivirus software and procedures in place. I've worked very hard over the years to inform and educate. I wonder if Win 10 will give these people any better p[rotectio0n. I really hope so.

Law enforcement agencies from around the globe, aided by Microsoft security researchers, have today announced the disruption of one of the most widely distributed malware families Win32/Dorkbot. This malware family has infected more than one million PCs in over 190 countries.

Dorkbot spreads through USB flash drives, instant messaging programs, and social networks. It steals user credentials and personal information, disabling security protection, and distributing several other prevalent malware families. Microsoft and Law Enforcers Disrupt Dorkbot Botnets [blogs.technet.com]
12:09 pm on Dec 6, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible this network also used advertising to spread to so many computers?

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1:52 pm on Dec 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if Win 10 will give these people any better p[rotectio0n. I really hope so.
AFAIK Win10 is highly efficient security-wise however infections don't even need to be on the computers, just the routers. The routers can drone.
8:38 pm on Dec 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if Win 10 will give these people any better p[rotectio0n.

"It's got nothing to do with our operating system's security settings. Your cat must have stepped on the keyboard. I'm sorry, sir, but this one's on you."