Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:48pm EDT(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp claimed a victory in efforts to combat online banking fraud, saying it had confiscated several servers used to steal login names and passwords, disrupting some of the world's most sophisticated cybercrime rings.
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Microsoft acknowledged that the team didn’t expect a permanent shutdown of Zeus. “Our goal was a strategic disruption of operations to mitigate the threat in order to cause long-term damage to the cyber-criminal organization,” the company said.
Considering that Microsoft estimates there are 13 million computers infected with Zeus and its variants worldwide, of which 3 million are in the United States, disrupting criminal operations sounds like a very good idea.