Monday March 26, 2012

Microsoft Joins Financial Services Industry to Disrupt Massive Zeus Cybercrime Operation

In its most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date, Microsoft, in collaboration with the financial services industry آ— including the Financial Services آ– Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA آ– The Electronic Payments Association آ— as well as Kyrus Tech Inc., announced it has successfully executed a coordinated global action against some of the most notorious cybercrime operations that fuel online fraud and identity theft. 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 action against this cybercriminal organization.