World Got You Down? Cheer Up As Millions Of Spammers Get Shut Down!

Source: The Register World Got You Down?  Cheer Up As Millions Of Spammers Get Shut Down!

Bye Bye Botnet

We could all use a little good news right now and Microsoft has just the thing to put a smile on your face.  They have shut down the Necurs botnet, which has been used to serve up Locky and Dridex not to mention a huge amount of spam.  A team at Microsoft figured out how the botnet generated the domain names it would purchase to be able to remain a moving target and provided six million suspect domain names they believe would have been used over the next two years or so.

They then provided them to registrars and ISPs to ensure that they would be blocked, hopefully silencing a huge amount of spam as well as malware.  It’s nice to have good things happen every once and a while!

Necurs is believed to be operated by criminals based in Russia and has also been used for a wide range of crimes including pump-and-dump stock scams, fake pharmaceutical spam email and 'Russian dating' scams.

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  1. Mike

    No they just need to do the same with ADT,, ChoiceHomeWarranty, etc

    • Jeremy Hellstrom

      I’ll second that!


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