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Pirated Windows 7 OS Comes With Trojan, Builds A Botnet
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 11:30

At its peak, the Trojan-infested counterfeit version of Microsoft's prerelease version of Windows 7 was infecting more than 200 PCs an hour

May 12, 2009 | 03:36 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

A pirated version of the new Windows 7 operating system release candidate that has been circulating around the Internet is also building out a botnet.
The rogue OS, which is rigged with a Trojan downloader, at one point had around 27,000 bots in its control as of May 10, when researchers took over the command and control (C&C) server that communicated with the bots and served them additional malware. At the height of the botnet buildup, the botmaster was recruiting more than 200 machines an hour, says Tripp Cox, vice president of engineering for Damballa.  [Comments...]

 

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