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Microsoft takes down Zeus Botnets

Microsoft announces a big blow against organized cybercrime.

Mar 26 2012, 8:15am CDT | by

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Microsoft takes down Zeus Botnets

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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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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