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 …
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...
Send them to prison for a long time
I doubt they will be as effective at creating bots while in prison.
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?
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.