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Microsoft takes down Zeus Botnets

Mar 26 2012, 8:15am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Microsoft takes down Zeus Botnets

Microsoft announces a big blow against organized cybercrime.

I am big fan of Microsoft's efforts to fight spam and cybercrime. One would think that this is a job for the CIA and governments and not that of a software company. Microsoft announced last night what the company calls the most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date.

The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has in collaboration with other organizations executed a coordinated global action against some of the worst known cybercrime operations fueling online fraud and identity theft today. With this legal and technical action, a number of the most harmful botnets using the Zeus family of malware worldwide have been disrupted in an unprecedented, proactive cross-industry operation against this cybercriminal organization.

Read the full report on the official Microsoft Blog.

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