Microsoft smashes Citadel botnet and freed 2 million PCs




Microsoft smashes Citadel botnet and freed 2 million PCs

Microsoft has released an attack on a botnet earlier this month about 2 million PCs this. It is believed that the infected computers were used to swindle more than $ 500 million of bank accounts worldwide.

Microsoft Logo The majority of infected computers were in the U.S., Europe and Hong Kong. Overall, more than 80 countries were in on the action by Microsoft and FBI on 5 Part of June. 1,400 networks, known as botnets Citadel, access has been made to the infected computer.

The perpetrators should be Aquabox, Richard Domingues Boscovich from Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit assumed that this is to be found in Eastern Europe. The botnet, which were controlled by different servers worldwide were used to steal hundreds of credit institutions, like Microsoft filed with the court documents show.

On the size of the Institute was not respected. So it hit small cooperative banks as well as major banks, for example, Bank of America and Credit Suisse. Citadel is one of the largest botnets that are active, the malicious software was bundled with pirated copies of Windows. The FBI is working closely with Europol in this context together to track down the criminals are, however, no information about the progress.



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