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back to article Staggering Kelihos zombie army smacked down AGAIN

A resurrected incarnation of the infamous Kelihos botnet has been taken out. The takedown operation – mounted by Kaspersky Lab's experts, along with the CrowdStrike Intelligence Team, Dell SecureWorks and members of the Honeynet Project – follows six months after the original spam-spewing and credential-stealing botnet was …

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jai
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got to follow the rules

Rule #1 - Cardio

Rule #2 - The Double Tap

Rul3 #3 - Beware of Bathrooms

Rule #4 - Wear Seat Belts

Evidently they didn't follow Rule 2 the first time around...

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Anonymous Coward

Send them to prison for a long time

I doubt they will be as effective at creating bots while in prison.

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JDC

Where's the law enforcement?

So this is the future, then? Criminal activity taken down by private companies? Or did I miss the line about how the FBI / Met / whoever was involved?

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Re: Where's the law enforcement?

Concerned citizens of the world using their own resources and cooperating across the established jurisdictions ( and hence limitations) of national police forces to curtail criminal activity. Put like that it doesn't sound so bad.

Could it be compared to a measure such as cleaning graffiti off their neighbourhood rather than giving the spray can artists a good kicking?

So long as they stop short of putting together a lynch party it doesn't seem too bad a way to bring some security to the wild west of the Internet.

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