Security Wire Weekly

Nov 15 2011   3:51PM GMT

Inside the DNS Changer botnet takedown: Trend Micro’s Paul Ferguson

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

On Nov. 9, the FBI, Estonian authorities and Trend Micro announced that Operation Ghost Click had resulted in the takedown of Esthost, owner of the DNS Changer botnet. Touted as one of the largest botnet takedowns in history, the five-year-old scheme generated upwards of $14 million in fraudulent Internet advertising revenue.

In this edition of Security Wire Weekly, Paul Ferguson, Trend Micro’s Advanced Threats Researcher and key liaison with the FBI, discusses the DNS Changer botnet takedown, the implications for the industry at large and why it may signal the beginning of an even more dangerous era of botnets.

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