Microsoft Wins Right to Kill Vast Spam Network

It's a shame that Microsoft (MSFT) had to go to court to shut down a vast network of computers that spread spam and viruses across the Internet. But in a nation of laws, the world's largest software company had not choice. Fortunately, the case was not in the legal system for long. Microsoft filed a suit in federal court on Monday, February 21st that, "targets a botnet identified as Waledac. It accuses 27 unnamed 'John Doe' defendants of violating federal laws against computer crime," according to The Wall Street Journal.