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.

Explore further: Samsung removes logo on smartphones in Japan

0 shares

Related Stories

From brand new laptop to infected by pressing 'on' (Update)

Sep 13, 2012

A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a brand new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the computer began taking on a life of its own. The machine, triggered by a virus hidden ...

Microsoft busts spam network

Sep 27, 2011

Microsoft on Tuesday said it struck another blow in its battle against cyber crooks by busting a spam-sending network of virus-infected computers.

Microsoft, Calif. municipalities to settle

May 03, 2006

A tentative $70 million settlement was announced Tuesday to resolve antitrust claims brought on by Californian local government entities against Microsoft.

Court rules against Microsoft in China font case

Nov 17, 2009

A Chinese court has ruled Microsoft Corp. infringed a Chinese company's intellectual property rights by including certain fonts in its operating systems, the companies confirmed Tuesday.

Lawsuit seeks arbitration in Microsoft case

Jul 06, 2010

(AP) -- Attorneys representing 23 states involved in a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. have filed a lawsuit over attorney fees against the Iowa lawyer who spearheaded a $179.5 million settlement with the software ...

Recommended for you

Taiwan factory workers win $18 mn over cancer deaths

Apr 17, 2015

Workers from a factory in Taiwan which leeched toxic chemicals they say resulted in 200 deaths from cancer and more than 1,000 other cases of the disease won a Tw$564.45 million ($18 million) payout from US electronics company ...

Court monitor: Apple antitrust cooperation has 'declined'

Apr 17, 2015

Apple Inc.'s cooperation with efforts to improve its compliance with antitrust laws after a federal judge concluded it colluded with electronic book publishers to raise prices five years ago took on an "adversarial tone" ...

SEC questions LA Unified on use of bonds for iPad project

Apr 17, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently questioned Los Angeles Unified School District officials as part of informal inquiry into whether they properly used bond funds for a beleaguered $1.3 billion project to provide ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.