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December 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Microsoft, others disrupt botnet that infected 2 million computers

Microsoft and other organizations have disrupted the Sirefef botnet that had infected more than 2 million computers

The botnet, also known as ZeroAccess, targeted search results on Google, Bing and Yahoo and was used to commit crimes such as search hijacking and click fraud. It  cost online advertisers about $2.7 million a month, Microsoft estimated.

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June 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Microsoft helps disrupt thousands of botnets used in financial cybercrimes

Microsoft said today that it, along with financial services and tech industry partners and the FBI,  helped disrupt more than a thousand botnets using Citadel malware that enabled a cybercrime ring to steal people’s online banking information and personal identities. The global cybercrime ring is believed to be responsible for more than a half billion…

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