The Register: International team takes down virus-spewing Andromeda botnet

The Register: International team takes down virus-spewing Andromeda botnet. “Police and private companies have taken down a massive botnet used to move malware onto compromised PCs. The Armageddon botnet, also known as Gamarue, is thought to have spanned over two million PCs and distributed over 80 types of malware onto infected PCs. It was shut down on November 29 in a combined operation by Europol, the FBI, security vendor ESET and Microsoft.”