Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit releases latest Citadel botnet cleanup data



I wanted to reach out to let you know that the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) released the latest information about the progress in cleanup of the notorious financial cybercrime ring known as Citadel, a family of more than 1,400 botnets disrupted by Microsoft in cooperation with the FBI and financial and technology industry leaders in June.

This new Citadel data was released alongside an “@Microsoft” panel discussion at the MicrosoftInnovation & Policy Center on “Botnet Battles: Public-Private Efforts to Disrupt Infected Zombie Networks.” During the event keynoted by U.S. Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse, experts from Microsoft DCU, the FBI, the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Brookings Institution discussed how law enforcement officials can best collaborate with private sector technology companies and financial institutions to fight malicious botnets.  Botnets, as you may be aware, are armies of computers infected by malicious software employed by cybercriminals to conduct a wide variety of attacks online.

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