The Zbot battle: Microsoft turns up the heat

Botnets
are networks of compromised computers controlled by cybercriminals. Botnets can
send out spam, spread malicious software, steal passwords, and more.

Zbot (also known
as the “Zeus Botnet”) has been responsible for stealing passwords and other
financial information from infected computers worldwide.

Today, Microsoft
published a special edition of the Security Intelligence Report that details ongoing
success in the battle against Zbot.

Download the Zbot Analysis paper.

For more detailed
information on battling botnets, see the Featured Intelligence section of the Security Intelligence Report
website.

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About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »