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    Microsoft disrupts malware in the supply chain

    As per the thread title, Microsoft have disclosed that they have taken action against an emerging botnet which has been spreading through malware in the supply chain.

    Read more here.
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    It just seems to go on and on and on with no end in sight...
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    At least developers are trying to interrupt the problems while solving them. I applaud MS for going to court and getting permission to do this. Thanks to MS for helping to keep us all a little more secure. Yes it was self serving as well, breaking a chain selling counterfeit S/W, but still have both their and our best interest in mind.
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    A relative of mine lives and works in the Far East. Earlier this year he bought a PC from what he thought was a reputable local retailer. Out of the box Eset discovered 23 infections. Not just bloatware, but real live trojans et al.

    The box was returned and he was given a refund, but it is sobering to consider that the retailer was probably just as much a victim as my relative.

    Some people accuse MS of spreading self-serving FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) regarding counterfeit software with embedded malware. However, it does seem to be a real problem in some parts of the world, especially if it's got into the supply chain.

    As Ted says, whatever the perceived benefits to MS are, by taking this action, they may have removed the C&C of a growing botnet. Trouble is, like a Medusa, others will emerge. Tiring isn't it?
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    ESET Senior Researcher David Harley recently blogged about this story as well. Here's what he had to say:

    Nitol Botnet: You Will Never Break The Chain

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