Big botnet busted by Microsoft, Europe and FBI

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In botnets, your bits can bite.

Big botnet busted by Microsoft, Europe and FBI


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icrosoft’s digital crimes unit, working together with the FBI and Europol, has busted one of the world’s largest botnets - a network of compromised computers that are used to generate spam, infect computers with viruses or flood a Web server with so many requests that it ends up breaking down. 

ZeroAccess had infected as many as two million around the world with malware in order to trigger online fraud. How it worked was that it would lure unsuspecting users to dangerous sites a...


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