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What it takes to shut down a botnet

What it takes to shut down a botnet

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It hits the press from time to time that somebody was successful taking down a botnet. We had some success as well with the Waledac Botnet Takedown.

There is actually a good article on What it takes to shut down a botnet. When I was doing some bing-search on the botnet takedowns, I found good work from Microsoft research as well: Your botnet is my botnet: analysis of a botnet takeover.

It is not only about taking down the botnet, it is about going after the criminals and making sure it does not recover.

Roger

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