Microsoft announced that they have taken permissions from a US District Court in East Virginia to take steps, which can curb the spread of the Nitol Botnet. Microsoft's Digital Crime Unit has found that cybercriminals have been infiltrating the company's supply chain by introducing the malware.
Earlier, Microsoft was not aware of the same, which led them to sell infected machines to customers. No more, as they have got to know about the truth and has been making all the efforts to stop the crime. Microsoft officials were of the view that there is a sense of trust is attached with the company and they cannot break that trust of their consumers.
When the company started getting complaints about the infected machines, then Microsoft carried out an investigation. Detailed investigation found that the malware was being hosted at 3322. org. A team of special officers was made to overcome the problem and the team carried out an ex parte, which made them to have a control on the 3322. org.
Microsoft has warned about the infected computers on its official blog. They have mentioned that 20% of their personal computers being bought from unsecured supply chain were at risk of having malware.
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