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Microsoft FBI Take Down 500M Botnet
2013-06-06 10:59:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft´s Digital Crimes Unit (MDCU) has taken down another large botnet which was responsible for stealing more than $500 million from infected users. Working again with the FBI, the MDCU was able to take down at least 1,000 Citadel botnets, with only another 400 estimated remaining. The botnets have been infecting computers and stealing from bank accounts for the past 18 months. Some 5 million computers were thought to...

Ungodly Battle: Microsoft Versus Zeus
2012-03-26 10:55:44

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Software giant Microsoft, working closely with the United States Marshals Service, launched what it is calling its ℠most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date,´ seizing hundreds of web addresses in an attempt to bring down Zeus-based botnets. According to a New York Times report, US marshals raided offices in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, March 23, to shut down servers and obtain evidence for a civil suit Microsoft brought against...

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2011-03-18 13:45:00

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday that it has helped in taking down one of the biggest producers of spam email in a joint effort with federal authorities across the U.S. The company said its legal action against the operator of the Rustock 'botnet' led to raids across the country on Thursday, which effectively shut the network down. Tech security bloggers who follow the activities of botnets around the world noticed a sharp dip in spam email coming from the Rustock network, which some say is...


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