The ZeroAccess botnet is currently one of the largest one in existence, but its creators have recently received quite a blow when Symantec researchers managed to sinkhole nearly half a million of its bots.
Many security professionals have heard about Command & Control botnets, even more have been infected by them.
FireEye discovered a new mobile threat from a popular ad library that no other antivirus or security vendor has reported publicly before.
White Ops introduced a systematic solution for eliminating bot-infected traffic from advertising campaigns.
In a race against time and ZeroAccess developers and botmasters, Symantec researchers managed to sinkhole a large chunk of the infamous P2P-based botnet before its herders managed to update the bots and close down the security holes that allowed the researchers to do so.
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