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09.30.2011 - Kaspersky Lab, Kyrus Tech and Microsoft Disable the Hlux/Kelihos Botnet

View RealWire related news. Abingdon, UK, 30 September - In their ongoing assault against botnet operators and the hosting companies that allow anonymous domain registrations which facilitate them, Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft and Kyrus Tech have successfully worked together to take out the Kelihos botnet, originally named Hlux by Kaspersky Lab. Kelihos was used for delivering billions of spam messages, stealing personal data, performing DDoS attacks and many other criminal activities, via an estimated 40,000 computers. Microsoft has also taken...

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