Kaspersky Lab Sets Record Straight on Kelihos Botnet Takedown

03 Oct 2011


In a press release sent to journalists on Friday, Kaspersky Lab stressed that it was integral to the takedown of the Kelihos botnet, which was used to deliver billion of spam messages, steal personal data, perform distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and other criminal activities using a network of 40,000 infected computers.

The release came a few days after Microsoft claimed responsibility for taking down the Kelihos botnet in an operation codenamed Operation b79.

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