Microsoft ups ante against global cybercrime with latest malware disruption

 

In its latest strike against global cybercrime, Microsoft has taken legal action to clean up malware and help ensure customers stay safer online, writes Richard Domingues Boscovich, assistant general counsel for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, on The Official Microsoft Blog.

Microsoft took No-IP to task as the owner of infrastructure frequently exploited by cybercriminals to infect innocent victims with the Bladabindi (NJrat) and Jenxcus (NJw0rm) family of malware. The authors, owners and distributors of this malware are Kuwaiti and Algerian nationals. The social media-savvy cybercriminals promoted step-by-step instructions to completely control millions of unsuspecting victims’ computers to conduct illicit crimes.

Microsoft has seen more than 7.4 million Bladabindi-Jenxcus detections over the past 12 months.

Read the rest of Boscovich’s post on The Official Microsoft Blog and find out how Microsoft repaired the damage caused by Bladabindi-Jenxcus and other types of malware, and developed a remedy to clean infected computers.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff