Though Rustock remains down for the count, according to Microsoft, the hunt goes on for the creators of the infamous botnet.
Rustock was taken down this past March by Microsoft and law enforcement officials who used a combination of legal maneuvers and raids to seize control of the servers that ran the notorious spamming network. Since then, Rustock has remained "dead and decaying," said Richard Boscovich, senior attorney for Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, in a blog published yesterday.
But taking down the network itself is only half the battle in keeping botnets like Rustock offline. Tracking down the … Read more