Kelihos botnet still dead, say Microsoft, Kaspersky
By: Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Contrary to reports, the Kelihos botnet has not crawled out of the
grave, Microsoft said last week. But the company acknowledged that a new
botnet is being assembled using a variant of the original malware.
reappearance of a Kelihos-like army of hijacked computers shows just
how difficult it is to eradicate a botnet, security experts said today.
not possible in most cases," said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior
researcher with Moscow-based antivirus company Kaspersky Lab, when asked
whether killing a botnet was feasible. "What you're going for is
disruption more than anything."