Microsoft Disrupts Nitol and Takes Control of Malware Hosting Domain

Microsoft has reported a botnet named Nitol which is known to infect computers using insecure supply chains. According to the assistant general counsel of Microsoft Digital Crimes unit, Richard Domingues Boscovich, it gained premission to disrupt up to 500 different strains of malware this week. According to the report, the Nitol botnet is hosted on the domain It is linked to malicious activity since 2008 and has more than 500 strains of malware and hosted more than 70,000 sub domains. Boschovich said that the malware is capable of turning on infected computer’s microphone, video camera, key storke and can carry DDOs or Distribution Denial-of-Service attacks remotely.

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