Microsoft takes down several botnets

Microsoft is continuing their war on the cyber criminals. This week they took down several botnets by taking over domains owned by the well known free dynamic DNS provider “NO-IP”. No-IP stated that they were not notified of the malicious domains by Microsoft. As a result of the takeover, several legit no-ip customers have apparently suffered down time and blockage related issues.

Let’s draft clear SLA for handling abusing technology and methodologies. General agreements on what constitutes criminal activity and abuse would go a long way to resolving some of the issues we all have in trying to stop cyber criminals and irresponsible individuals.