KmsdBot botnet is down after operator sends typo in command

Somewhere out there, a botnet operator is kicking themselves and probably hoping no one noticed the typo they transmitted in a command that crashed their whole operation.

Unfortunately for the typographically-challenged botnetter, it happened on the internet, so someone knows: Akamai, in this case, had been watching for some time.

Even worse for the operator(s), their Golang-coded KmsdBot lacked persistence, meaning the whole botnet is toast thanks to the apparent decision to forgo error handling.

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Source: The Register