Microsoft joins FBI in ‘major assault’ on one of world’s largest cyber crime rings

“Microsoft Corp and the FBI, aided by authorities in more than 80 countries, have launched a major assault on one of the world’s biggest cyber crime rings, believed to have stolen more than $500 million from bank accounts over the past 18 months. Microsoft said its Digital Crimes Unit on Wednesday successfully took down at least 1,000 of an estimated 1,400 malicious computer networks known as the Citadel Botnets. Citadel infected as many as 5 million PCs around the world and, according to Microsoft, was used to steal from dozens of financial institutions. The criminals remain at large and the authorities do not know the identities of any ringleaders.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/05/microsoft-joins-fbi-in-major-assault-on-one-of-worlds-largest-cyber-crime-rings-citadel-botnets/

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