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Microsoft, FBI Slam Door On Thousands Of Citadel Botnets

(Dark Reading) A joint effort by Microsoft, the FBI, and partners in the financial services and tech industries has disrupted more than 1,400 botnets that were using a piece of notorious banking malware responsible for more than a half-billion dollars in losses worldwide.

The operation, which marks Microsoft’s seventh botnet takedown to date, began in early 2012, when researchers turned their attention to the infamous Citadel malware. Citadel first appeared in 2011 and is based off of the source code for the even more notorious Zeus malware that was leaked publicly that year…read full article

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