04-14-2011, 06:15 PM
DOJ gets court permission to attack botnet
so a "BotNet" is now an Entity that you can get a restraining order against ....
this is as ignorant as bunny huggers arresting farmers tractors for killing some protected Kangroo Mouse .......
| DOJ gets court permission to attack botnet |
By Grant Gross
April 13, 2011 08:17 PM ET
IDG News Service - The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have obtained a temporary restraining order allowing them to disrupt a computer virus that created an international botnet controlling more than 2.3 million computers as of early 2010, the DOJ announced Wednesday.
In an unprecedented move, the temporary restraining order, issued Tuesday, will allow the FBI and the U.S. Marshal for the District of Connecticut to set up servers at the Internet Systems Consortium or other ISPs that would stop infected computers from continuing to spread the Coreflood virus, according to court records.
The order allows the law enforcement agencies to send commands to infected computers that stops the Coreflood virus, the DOJ said.
"Allowing Coreflood to continue running on the infected computers will cause a continuing and substantial injury to the owners and users of the infected computers, exposing them to a loss of privacy and an increased risk of further computer intrusions," wrote Judge Vanessa Byrant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
The DOJ and FBI have also filed a civil lawsuit and delivered criminal seizure warrants in an effort to stop Coreflood and the botnet it has created, the DOJ said.
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