back to article White hats, FBI and cops team up for Dorkbot botnet takedown

Operations of the Dorkbot botnet have been disrupted following an operation that brought together law enforcement agencies led by the FBI, Interpol and Europol, and various infosec firms. The Dorkbot infrastructure, including command and control servers in Asia, Europe, and North America, has been knocked sideways and domains …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Infected Windows PCs

    POS

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Infected Windows PCs

      Point Of Sale terminals?

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "distributed via various channels, such as social networks"

    Maybe Facebook should AV scan files that are passing through its services ?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    Win32/Dorkbot gets installed on the machine

    "Win32/Dorkbot is distributed via various channels such as social networks, spam, removable media and exploit kits. Once installed on the machine"

    How exactly does Win32/Dorkbot get installed on the machine?

    1. Khaptain Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Win32/Dorkbot gets installed on the machine

      "How exactly does Win32/Dorkbot get installed on the machine?"

      By surfing the comments section of El Reg.

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