It’s been three months since Microsoft announced that their Digital Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the Microsoft Malware Protection Center and Trustworthy Computing, had taken down the Rustock botnet, which was estimated to have infected at least a million computers and was considered one of the world’s largest spambots. The company worked with the federal government to physically capture evidence from servers in different cities across the U.S. Their efforts didn’t end there. The company is still working with CERTs all over the world to help get the malware cleaned off of the affected computers.
Now, for those who want more details about the operation, Microsoft has released a Special Edition Security Intelligence Report that’s all about the Rustock threat and the results of the takedown operation. You can download it here: