Microsoft Gets Court Order to Shut Down Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendants

Microsoft obtained a court order to block the command and control servers held by the Kelihos botnet, also known as Waldedac 2.0 before it could grow and become more disruptive. – Days after wrapping up its civil case against the Rustock
botnet, Microsoft is back in court, this time to shut down the Kelihos network.

Using the same
technique that had worked so well in its previous campaigns against the Rustock
and Waledac, Microsoft asked the United States District Court…