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A new botnet, called Nitol, has emerged. This bot uses victims’ PCs to conduct distributed denial of service attacks and give cybercriminals backdoor access to install other malware or data on your network. Below is an article from ars technica talking about the bot and Microsoft’s efforts to defeat it.

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ars technica | Microsoft zaps botnet found pre-installed with counterfeit Windows
September 13, 2012
by Sean Gallagher

Microsoft announced today that it has taken action to disrupt an emerging botnet, called Nitol, that used victims’ PCs to conduct distributed denial of service attacks and gave cybercriminals backdoor access to install other malware or data. The disruption of the botnet was the culmination of a Microsoft operation codenamed “b70,” which was launched as the result of discoveries made during an investigation into the distribution of counterfeit software by computer resellers in China.

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