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Microsoft lukker botnettet Kelihos

Det er lykkedes Microsoft at lukke et botnet kaldet Kelihos og samtidigt er en mand fra Tjekkiet anklaget for at drive dette botnet til at sprede spam og stjæle data. Denne spam har især været af viagra typen men også stock scams blev set.

Kelihos menes at bestå af omkring 41,000 inficerede PC'er og Kelihos har sendt 3.8 millioner spam mails dagligt. Manden som er anklaget menes desuden at have forbindelser til distribuering af et falsk antivira til MAC kaldet MacDefender.

Kelihos er således det tredje botnet som det lykkedes Microsoft at lukke. De tidligere botnet var Waledac og Rustock.

 



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