Department of Justice Takes Action to Disable International Botnet

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    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/April/11-crm-466.html
     
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    From Friendly takeover: FBI controls bot PCs:
     
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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    "The FBI plans to prevent such damage by comprehensively analysing the contamination in advance."

    Yeah, right! :rolleyes:
    "You're computer's compromised, we gotta got thru all your files..we'll let ya know when we're sure it's secure...
    BTW we had to delete your music files, some movies, confiscate some pics, is that really your sister-in-law! :eek: :thumb:
    We'll just hang on to those..:ninja: "

    Muaahahaha...
     
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    As the article mentions, Dutch police (High Tech Crime Team) have done something similar already when taking down the Bredolab botnet last year.
    Infected users got a warning at login about the malware installed. link.
    Wouldn't be surprised if different law enforcement agencies worldwide want to set precedents like this.
     
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