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Waledac botnet 'decimated' by MS takedown

gumbygirl

Literalists = tedious

From Merriam-Webster:

Decimate-

1 : to select by lot and kill every tenth man of

2 : to exact a tax of 10 percent from <poor as a decimated Cavalier — John Dryden>

3 a : to reduce drastically especially in number <cholera decimated the population> b : to cause great destruction or harm to <firebombs decimated the city> <an industry decimated by recession>

Based on context clues, I'm thinking they might have been using the 3rd definition. But maybe they actually just levied a 10% tax on Waledac. As I'm required to read everything literally, it's very hard to tell.

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