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Tequila and Mariachi - It's too late now

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Tequila and Mariachi - It's too late now

Unread postby Sludge3000 » June 10th, 2010, 8:59 pm

A botnet targeting Mexican surfers has been dismantled just weeks after it first appeared, apparently by the cybercrook who established it rather than by any action by the federales or ISPs.

Trend Micro reckons cybercrooks pressed the auto-destruct on the Tequila botnet, perhaps because an earlier post by the security firm blew its cover and exposed the proxy servers and redirected hosts used by botherders in controlling the network of virus-infected, compromised PCs that made up its ranks. New instructions sent to the bots late last week effectively switched off the flow of phishing attack emails the zombie network was spreading.

Story @ The Register

Seems that after the string of botnet take downs over the last 6-12 months the botherders are being much more careful.
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Re: Tequila and Mariachi - It's too late now

Unread postby Dakeyras » June 11th, 2010, 6:19 am

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