Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Partners with FBI to Fight Zeus Malware

Today the FBI announced the disruption of GameOver Zeus, a variant of the infamous Zeus family of malware. As part of this action, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit worked with the FBI and industry partners to remove the malware so that infected computers can no longer be used for harm. Zeus, also known as Win32/Zbot, is a family of trojans that is designed to steal personal and financial information, give attackers access and control of compromised systems, and has been used to spread ransomware.

You can get all the details of this effort right from the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit.

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Trustworthy Computing

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Tim Rains

Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Worldwide Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Tim Rains is Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft’s Worldwide Cybersecurity & Data Protection group where he helps Microsoft’s enterprise customers with cybersecurity strategy and planning. Formerly, Tim was Director Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy in Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, where he Read more »