Critical analysis of Microsoft Operation B71

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  1. FanJ

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    Critical analysis of Microsoft Operation B71, from the Dutch security company Fox-IT.

    http://blog.fox-it.com/2012/04/12/critical-analysis-of-microsoft-operation-b71/


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    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/04/microsoft-responds-to-critics-over-botnet-bruhaha
     
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    As far as I understand it, Microsoft did break a NDA. That's important to notice. The question is about trust. Imagine what would happen if you break a NDA with Microsoft and Microsoft doesn't like it.....

    I guess this story is not over yet.

    As far as I saw there's not yet a reply from Fox-IT on this "interview".
     
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    Well, a lot of discussion at the link posted by Ron, and I'm sure elsewhere too.

    As I said already, this story is not over yet.

    But may I take also another, positive, approach in the hope for a positive outcome in someway for the future:
    Soon there will be "The Counter eCrime Operations Summit" (CeCOS VI) in Prague. Wouldn't that be a good opportunity for all parties involved to talk about it, to try to gain trust in eachother again (yes, I know, trust must be earned), to try to avoid PR-talk, to work together again, all with only one goal: to get the bad guys out as much as possible.
    That would be my wish.

    CeCOS VI : http://apwg.org/events/2012_cecos.html
     
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