Microsoft wins permanent settlement against Nitol botnet
Microsoft has won a battle to permanently disrupt a haven for the Nitol botnet that it discovered within an Internet domain controlled by a Chinese ISP.
The company has signed a private settlement that Peng Yong and Changzhou Bei Te Kang Mu Software Technology Co., Ltd., will block all connections to designated malicious subdomains of the 3322.org domain controlled by Peng and Bei Te Kang Mu Software.
Microsoft has identified those subdomains as hosting command and control servers for the Nitol botnet, which enlists infected machines into botnets that can execute distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and can also download malicious code for machines to perform whatever commands the bot commander directs.
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