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Old 3rd March 2010
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Default Authorities dismantle botnet with 13 million infected PCs

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03...tnet_takedown/

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One of the world's biggest botnets has been taken down, cracking open a global platform that infiltrated more than half of the Fortune 1000 companies, according to the Associated Press.

The take down came as authorities in Spain arrested three of the ringleaders of the the botnet, dubbed Mariposa. The suspects haven't been identified by name, but they're described as Spanish citizens with no criminal records whose internet names and ages were "netkairo," 31; "jonyloleante," 30; and "ostiator," 25.
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