Microsoft and Europol Working to Disrupt ZeroAccess Botnet

Europol and Microsoft are cooperating in an attempt to cut off the command and control center servers for one of the longest standing and most prolific Click-Fraud Botnets – ZeroAccess.    Since it appeared in 2009,  the associated malware variants have purportedly infected and connected more 2 million PC’s to this network.  Although this won’t clean those infected PC’s,  cutting off the communication between the command and control servers and those PC’s means they will no longer be able to download instructions and should cease wreaking additional havoc.    It remains to be seen how effective this attempt will be,  as thus far the botnet appears to be withstanding the assault against it.

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