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Microsoft disrupts millions of botnet connections after discovering PCs with preloaded malware

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September 13, 2012
Cyber Security
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“Microsoft revealed this week that it has helped disrupt more than 500 different strains of malware in an attempt to slow the emerging threat of the Nitol botnet. In an operation codenamed b70, Microsoft discovered retailers in China selling computers with counterfeit versions of Windows loaded with malware. Part of an unsecure supply chain, the malware-equipped versions of Windows could have been installed at any part of a process when a computer travels through various companies that transport and resell it.”

Source: Microsoft disrupts millions of botnet connections after discovering PCs with preloaded malware | The Verge


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