Working in partnership with the FBI and authorities in over 80 countries, Microsoft's (MSFT)...

Working in partnership with the FBI and authorities in over 80 countries, Microsoft's (MSFT) Digital Crimes Unit has launched a successful attack on one of the world's biggest cyber-crime rings. Microsoft forced the closure of at least 1,000 out of an estimated 1,400 malicious networks known as Citadel Botnets, which are believed to have stolen over $500M from accounts at financial companies such as American Express (AXP), PayPal (eBay), HSBC (HBC), JPMorgan (JPM), Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and Wells Fargo (WFC).

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  • justaminute
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    Glad to see someone fighting these criminals.
    6 Jun 2013, 02:58 AM Reply Like
  • bjamesh
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    Maybe that's where some of those deposits in Cyprus originated.


    Should be interesting to see who "Aquabox" is and what kind of connections they may have (if they ever find them).
    6 Jun 2013, 03:23 AM Reply Like
  • timddeb
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    so the crash reports are not as anomymous as MSFT say they are?
    What is interesting is they closed down 1000 out of 1400. Does that mean that nearly 30% of the non corporate world is not using Windows? Interesting thought.
    6 Jun 2013, 03:08 AM Reply Like
  • golfer1john
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    455 of the networks were hosted in 40 data centers in the US. That's the corporate world. And it works on Windows XP. Not Vista, not 7. (Not that Microsoft has done anything serious to prevent it working on current releases.) And it disables antivirus software. The data center operators say it's not their job to worry about viruses in their data centers. Maybe they have a contract that says so. Either way, how can a corporation not worry about it? What are the sysadmins doing that they don't notice their antivirus software isn't running anymore, and they're not getting the reports they used to get? Who are the clowns running companies that run an obsolete version of the operating system and don't care about security? If I'm doing business with them, I want to stop.
    6 Jun 2013, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • pfifla1
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    There is more money in security than in tablets! MSFT should try to hone in on these skills.
    6 Jun 2013, 07:35 AM Reply Like
  • timddeb
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    Why downgrade from XP to Vista or 7?
    6 Jun 2013, 09:47 AM Reply Like
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