Microsoft says settlement reached in botnet case

Oct 02, 2012 by Richard Lardner

(AP)—Microsoft says it has settled a computer-fraud case against a website operated by a Chinese businessman that had become a major hub for illicit Internet activity.

The software company announced Tuesday that Peng Yong, the registered owner of 3322.org, has agreed to work with Microsoft and China's computer emergency response team to prevent from using the domain. 3322.org served as home base for the Nitol and more than 500 other types of malware, Microsoft officials said in documents filed in federal court last month.

Peng will steer any infected traffic from 3322.org to a special computer called a sinkhole that will be managed by , according to the agreement.

Peng initially denied the allegations in the lawsuit, which Microsoft said it dropped after reaching the settlement.

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