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One-Third of Orphaned Botnets Will Find Way Home

Security researchers say that the takedown of 100 servers used to control Botnets was a short lived victory.

The researchers have reported that a third of the Orphaned channels will regain connectivity within 48 hours.

Following the close monitoring of 246 C&C servers, Zeus Tracker were able to disable 100 of them. However, since then 30 have been able to reconnect. The researcher, who has asked to remain anonymous, predicts that more servers will be able to reconnect over time.

He goes on to explain that "[t]he problem is that as soon the C&Cs are reachable from the internet again, the cybercriminals can regain the control of their botnet and can safely move the stolen data away from those AS's to a safer place or to a backup server."

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