An online post by a BigPond representative on broadband information site Whirlpool late yesterday afternoon highlighted the move.
The post stated: "Telstra Corporate Security also is assisting with a view to taking legal action against identified perpetrators." A Telstra spokesperson confirmed the statement referred to those behind the malware epidemic.
Other information in the post reflected a statement that Telstra issued to ZDNet Australia yesterday afternoon. However Telstra did not disclose to ZDNet Australia at that time that any legal action was proposed.