Microsoft dismantles Kelihos botnet

Microsoft’s ongoing battle against nasty botnets has continued, with the company announcing today that it has dismantled the Kelihos botnet and filed suit against defendants in central Europe related to the activities. “The Kelihos takedown is intended to send a strong message to those behind botnets that it’s unwise for them to simply try to… Read More


Microsoft security report shows abrupt decline in spam

Microsoft this morning released its latest Security Intelligence Report, summarizing the data gleaned by the company about online attacks, viruses and other random unpleasantness across the Internet, targeting products from Microsoft and others. The report, covering the second half of 2010, shows some positive trends for the industry, including a continued decline in vulnerability disclosures,… Read More