Russian-born Kaspersky said the botnet “looks and smells like it was made in Russia”.“Mariposa has a way about it that I believe says it was made in Russia,” Kaspersky told Computerworld Australia.“In Russia you can buy a botnet and they will demonstrate it for you before you pay.“I think [the three arrested men] did not know much about botnets. They just bought it and followed instructions.”Kaspersky said botnets are “out of control” in Russia. He said they said used by local businesses to attack rival companies and by criminals to launch international attacks.

via Mariposa might be Russian – security, kaspersky, denial of service – Computerworld.

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