Microsoft pursues botnet herders via Russian newspapers

The advertisements are a legal formality required by the U.S. for its ongoing Rustock botnet lawsuit

By , IDG News Service |  Security, botnets, Microsoft

Company investigators are also looking into an individual who went by the nickname "Cosma2k," according to the status report. The person is also believed to have signed up for equipment used for command-and-control servers. Cosma2k also used the names Dmitri A. Sergeev, Artem Sergeev and Sergey Vladomirovich Sergeev, the report said.

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