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.
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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.
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Read the full report on the official Microsoft Blog.