Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Cracks Whip

Posted by Peter Lauro December 5, 2013 0 Comment 1820 views

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced on Thursday that it has disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers which were used to trap owners to click on ads and in turn cheat

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advertisers on search engines. It was estimated that the attackers infected some 2 million machines around the world, forcing the industry players and security agencies to step up their battle against such organized online criminals.

The Crime Story

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) mentioned that botnet canadian pharmacy ocala fl or the networks of infected machines was costing about $2.7 million per viagra cialis levitra staxyn month to viagra advertisers buy viagra online on Microsoft Corporation’s Bing, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO).

The coordinated effort among Microsoft Corporation, industry partners and security agencies including the FBI and Europol to disrupt the notorious botnet marks the eighth such attempt from Microsoft Corporation against a botnet.

The Legal Favor

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) filed a lawsuit in Texas and help get the ruling directing internet service providers to block traffic to notorious Internet addresses that were directing fraudulent activity to the infected machines.

At the same time, law enforcement in some of the European countries also served warrants to seize servers that were can a cialis be cut in half believed to contain evidence about “click fraud” botnet. National agencies cracked down the operations in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Latvia and Germany.

The Recent Happenings

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has recently opened a new Cybercrime Center in Redmond and is utilizing the latest tools in its efforts to crack down the botnet. Thanks to the provision in trademark that allows “pre-trial seizure” including that of suspected websites. Because of this provision the law enforcement agencies were able to order seizures of those spreading infectious versions of Internet Explorer browser.

Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Richard Boscovich cialis said, “The operators of the botnet are believed to be in Russia, while the author of the malicious software distributed on it could be based elsewhere.”

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