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Researchers Take Down Network of 52,000 Infected Servers Distributing Malware
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Quote:ecurity researchers from Abuse.ch, BrillantIT, and Proofpoint have sinkholed the command and control infrastructure behind EITest, a network of hacked servers abused by cyber-criminals to redirect users to malware, exploits kits, and tech support scams.

EITest, considered the "king of traffic distribution," is a collection of compromised servers on which hackers have installed backdoors. Crooks use these backdoors to siphon off legitimate traffic from these sites and redirect users to malicious web pages.

This type of malicious activity is called "traffic distribution," and many cyber-criminals build such botnets of hacked sites and then rent it to fellow crooks who do with the traffic what they wish.

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