Kelihos botnet creator worked for antivirus company
Kelihos botnet creator worked for antivirus company, Microsoft says
The Kelihos botnet that sent up to 3.8 billion spam e-mails per day before being taken offline by Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab four months ago was created and controlled by a software developer who formerly worked for an antivirus firm, Microsoft said in a civil lawsuit updated yesterday.
"Defendant Andrey N. Sabelnikov is an individual residing in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation," Microsoft writes in a US District Court complaint against Sabelnikov. "Defendant currently works on a freelance basis for a software development and consulting firm. Prior to his current employment, Defendant worked as a software engineer and project manager at a company that provided firewall, antivirus and security software."
I know this maybe not be news to anyone or to most people but it just warms my heart to know that the same persons who create my firewall and antivirus software is the same persons that create the treat which requires the use of such software.
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