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Microsoft Seized Zeus Malware in Botnet Rampage PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 07:00

Microsoft along with several other partners seized several cyber crime groups that employed a disrupted piece of malicious software, Zeus and SpyEye banking Trojan botnets towards stealing US$ 100 Million, during the last 5 years, reported computerworld on March 26, 2012.


The Digital Crimes Unit of the Company in partnership with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the Electronic Payments Association NACHA, and Kyrus Tech together placed the immediate legal and technical attack over a number of harmful botnets employing Zeus family of botnet malware.

Botnets remain dependent on several compromised PCs that can conduit personal data to their operators and thus take down all necessary details including credit card details to e-mail particulars. These particulars can be employed to take over a website with botnet operators that offer an overload page with a constant stream of traffic, distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) through remotely controlling the infected PCs.

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