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  • Blog Post: Rustock: civil case closed

    Microsoft has officially announced that our civil case against the operators of the Rustock botnet (a major source of spam) has been closed and our teams have turned over the information we’ve gathered to the FBI. The Rustock botnet is considered one of the largest sources of spam on the Internet...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for information on botnet

    This week, Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, announced a $250,000 bounty for information that results in the identification, arrest, and criminal conviction of those responsible for controlling the Rustock botnet . Microsoft shuttered Rustock (a major source...
  • Blog Post: Rustock report: Stopping a major source of spam

    In March we reported that Microsoft, in cooperation with industry and academic partners, had taken down the Rustock botnet , a notorious source of spam, fraud, and cybercrime. Hard disks confiscated from Rustock command and control servers This week Microsoft released new information that explores...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft helps defeat major spam botnet

    Watch experts from Microsoft and other organizations explain how botnets work and how Microsoft and Pfizer helped bring down the Rustock botnet , a notorious source of spam, fraud, and cybercrime. Watch the video from CNBC World Business: Rustock Takedown Is Part of Larger War on Spam
  • Blog Post: Microsoft helps defeat Rustock botnet

    Microsoft, in cooperation with industry and academic partners, has taken down the Rustock botnet, a notorious source of spam, fraud, and cybercrime. The Rustock botnet is a network of infected computers controlled by cybercriminals and used for a variety of illegal activities. The owners of the...
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