got to follow the rules
Rule #1 - Cardio
Rule #2 - The Double Tap
Rul3 #3 - Beware of Bathrooms
Rule #4 - Wear Seat Belts
Evidently they didn't follow Rule 2 the first time around...
A resurrected incarnation of the infamous Kelihos botnet has been taken out. The takedown operation – mounted by Kaspersky Lab's experts, along with the CrowdStrike Intelligence Team, Dell SecureWorks and members of the Honeynet Project – follows six months after the original spam-spewing and credential-stealing botnet was …
Concerned citizens of the world using their own resources and cooperating across the established jurisdictions ( and hence limitations) of national police forces to curtail criminal activity. Put like that it doesn't sound so bad.
Could it be compared to a measure such as cleaning graffiti off their neighbourhood rather than giving the spray can artists a good kicking?
So long as they stop short of putting together a lynch party it doesn't seem too bad a way to bring some security to the wild west of the Internet.