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Researchers Take Over Dangerous Botnet
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 05 May 2009 11:32
Computer scientists at the University of California-Santa Barbara expose details of infamous botnet known for stealing financial data after temporarily wresting control of it

May 04, 2009 | 02:55 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
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A group of researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara boldly hijacked a notorious botnet known for stealing financial information and discovered that the botnet is even more dangerous than had been thought.

Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara have published a report (PDF) that exposes details about how the infamous Torpig/Sinowal/Anserin botnet operates, its makeup, who it typically victimizes, and just what type of financial data it's stealing. The researchers seized control of the botnet for 10 days in late January, after which Torpig's operators reclaimed it. [Comments...]
 

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