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Spain busts the Mariposa botnet owners


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:38 am   
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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/0 ... llion-pcs/

...and other articles 'round the net, search for "Panda security" should pop them up.


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:01 pm   
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The extent of this is stunning.

Be careful which news links you click-on. Black-hat seo is already using this as lure to malicious sites.

Defence Intelligence is a Canadian security firm involved in exposing and shutting down the botnet and was target of a ddos attack when they first attempted to shut-down the botnet in December 2009.
The Defence Intelligence blog is here:
http://defintel.blogspot.com/

Their initial September 2009 blog exposing Mariposa:
"Half of Fortune 100 Companies Compromised by New Information Stealing Trojan"
http://defintel.blogspot.com/2009/09/ha ... anies.html

Symantec followed up the Defence Intelligence research with some informative blog posts of their own which can be found beginning here:
"Jailing the Butterfly", http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/jailing-butterfly


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:41 pm   
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Good story here. I hadn't heard of the Mariposa (butterfly in Spanish) botnet. :silthumb:


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:48 pm   
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The Associated Press also covered the story:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... wD9E6MCO80

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