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Microsoft has reached a settlement with the Chinese site linked to the Nitol DDoS botnet. The emerging Nitol botnet was hosted by the 3322.org domain. In order to stem the threat, Microsoft filed a suit to take control of the 70,000 malicious subdomains hosted on 3322.org, gaining control of the domain in mid September. Redmond …

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Great move MS

You just got pwned, by the Nitol and PRC again!.... :(

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Re: Great move MS

Wanna explain yourself?

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Its all a ploy!Ssure block those known 3322.org sub domains that have already been flagged as malicous. while the "known" good ones have of APT payloads, that MS or any of the known AV vendors cant detect. Its all too fishy to me, the PRC is never this forward when they are busted (see Operation Auroura) they always play the victim.

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Does the Chinese Computer Emergency Response Team have an Emergency Department?

If they do and MS worked with them it could be called a CN-CERTED effort

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one question.

It's a .org domain, why didn't the U.S. justice department investigate and take it down like they did the fake merchandise domains?

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Malware I bet!

Something truly malicious like Internet Explorer no doubt!

A world policed by Microsoft, now there's a scary thought. Who will police them?

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