Microsoft Adds New Twist In Botnet Takedown

8th February 2013

Microsoft recently added a new twist in their security campaign aimed at taking down botnets by hijacking the communication system to deliver a warning to infected computers.

Botnets have become infamous in recent years, with computers being hijacked by malware and used to deliver spam emails or as part of a distributed denial of service attack, usually targeted at a website to block access for other users by overwhelming the system.

Microsoft decided to trial a new technique this time however, as they were preparing to take down the Bamital botnet by co-opting Bamital's communication mechanism and using it to deliver a warning message to infected PCs, along with detailed instruction in how to remove the malicious code.

The Microsoft mission to take down these botnets seems to be progressing well, but malware infected PCs are still all too common. If you're worried about the security of your business IT systems, you should take a look at some of the excellent Plymouth computer services available.

We provide a range of Protection & Security Services - from Firewalls and Anti-Virus Services for Desktop computers to our advanced Anti-Spam scanning platforms to help your business stay protected and our team can help you choose the right protection for your business IT on 01392 950 950.

Image Credit: Tom-b (Wikimedia Commons)

<< Back to the Blog


IT Survey & Challenge Quiz!IT Survey & Challenge Quiz!

Are you getting the best out of your IT?

Take the Quiz

Popular VPWSYS Services:

Backup Services - From just £8.00 a month, affordable protection against loss of data
Domain Names - We provide Domain Name services from just £9.37 + VAT
Pre-Paid Support - On the phone and in person, and you're only charged for the time you use.