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Submission + - Researchers Take Down 110k Strong Khelios P2P Botnet (

tsu doh nimh writes: Experts from across the security industry collaborated this week to quarantine more than 110,000 Microsoft Windows PCs that were infected with the Khelios worm, a contagion that forces infected PCs to blast out junk email advertising rogue Internet pharmacies. But within hours of the takedown, miscreants launched Khelios.C, a new version that appears to be spreading via Facebook links.
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Researchers Take Down 110k Strong Khelios P2P Botnet

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