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Microsoft says raid damaged cybercrime operation

Microsoft says raid damaged cybercrime operation

Microsoft and the banking industry are giving behind-the-scenes details of an operation they say disrupted a major cybercrime operation using malicious software to allegedly steal $100 million from consumers over the last five years.
Senior attorney Richard Boscovich, from Microsoft's digital crimes unit, said Monday that the company and several industry partners used a creative legal strategy as part of a civil suit that targeted the Zeus "botnets." That's a network of computers infected with software that put it under the remote control of a criminal group that stole personal information, financial credentials and money. The Zeus network has not been eliminated, Boscovich said, but the action has made it more difficult and expensive for the criminals to operate.
He spoke at a cybersecurity conference in Baltimore.