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Microsoft and Financial Services Groups Disrupt Zeus Botnet Servers

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit — in collaboration with Financial Services — Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association, as well as Kyrus Tech Inc. — has executed a coordinated global action against some of the worst known cybercrime operations fueling online fraud and identity theft, said Microsoft in an announcement today. "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 operation against this cybercriminal organization."

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