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Post-Mortem of a Zombie: Conficker Cleanup After Six Years

Hadi Asghari, Michael Ciere, Michel J. G. van Eeten
2015 USENIX Security Symposium  
It has been six years since the Conficker botnet was sinkholed. The attackers have abandoned it. Still, nearly a million machines remain infected.  ...  Conficker provides us with a unique opportunity to estimate cleanup rates, because there are relatively few interfering factors at work.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to explicitly thank Chris Lee, Paul Vixie and Eric Ziegast for providing us with access to the Conficker sinkhole and supporting our research.  ... 
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