Date of First Publication: February 24, 2015

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Alexandria Division

MICROSOFT CORPORATION, a
Washington Corporation, and FS-ISAC, INC.,
a Delaware corporation,

Plaintiffs

v.

JOHN DOES 1-3, CONTROLLING A COMPUTER
BOTNET THEREBY INJURING PLAINTIFFS, AND THEIR
CUSTOMERS AND MEMBERS,

Defendants.


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Plaintiffs Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") and Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Inc. ("FS-ISAC") have sued Defendants John Does 1-3 associated with the Internet domains listed below. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants have violated Federal and state law by operating a computer botnets through these Internet domains, causing unlawful intrusion into Plaintiffs, Plaintiff's member institutions, and Plaintiffs' customers' computers; and intellectual property violations to the injury of Plaintiffs', Plaintiffs' member institutions, and Plaintiffs' customers. Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction directing the registries associated with these Internet domains to take all steps necessary to disable access to and operation of these Internet domains to ensure that changes or access to the Internet domains cannot be made absent a court order and that all content and material associated with these Internet domains are to be isolated and preserved pending resolution of the dispute. Plaintiffs seek a permanent injunction, other equitable relief and damages. Full copies of the pleading documents are available at www.botnetlegalnotice.com/ramnit.

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must "appear" in this case or the other side will win automatically. To "appear" you must file with the court a legal document called a "motion" or "answer." The "motion" or "answer" must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 21 days of the date of first publication specified herein. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the Microsoft's attorneys, David Smith at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, Columbia Center, 1152 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-1706 or Gabriel M. Ramsey at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Rd., Menlo Park, California, 94025. If you have questions, you should consult with your own attorney immediately.

APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

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