Thursday, March 29, 2012

Microsoft Employees and Cybersecurity Researchers Attack Online Crime

Have you ever been a victim of an online hacker? Has your personal information ever been stolen? The actions of two groups are looking out for your safety and your members' satefy.

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The determination of Microsoft employees and various other cybersecurity researchers to take down botnets is definitely paying off. The two separate groups were able to take down botnets that infected thousands of computers to steal personal and financial information.

Some of the computers that were infected were found to “blast pharmaceutical spam and, in some cases, steal Bitcoins, a virtual currency that is impossible to recover once stolen.” Thanks to these raids, the personal and financial information of countless individuals can be restored.

Want to hear more about how they attacked online crime? Look here for the complete article.

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