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Microsoft hands Rustock botnet case over to FBI

After winning a summary judgment against the perpetrators of the massive spamming network, the software giant hands evidence to federal law enforcement, including clues about the alleged ringleader.

By September 22, 2011

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Microsoft, feds disrupt massive Citadel botnet

The software giant teams with the FBI and financial services industry groups to slow down a cybercrime ring that is allegedly responsible for roughly $500 million in losses.

By June 5, 2013

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Microsoft: Rustock still dead but hunt on for culprits

Taken down in March, the Rustock botnet is still "dead and decaying," says Microsoft, but the company still hopes to track down the culprits in Russia using a series of ads and legal filings.

By June 7, 2011

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Report: Spam down 33 percent after Rustock takedown

Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.

By March 30, 2011

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Microsoft and feds bring down spam giant Rustock

A raid, triggered by a Microsoft lawsuit, neutralized the massive spamming network last week.

By March 17, 2011

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Experts take down Grum spam botnet, world's third largest

Botnet was responsible for 18 billion spam messages a day -- about 18 percent of the world's spam -- experts tell The New York Times.

By July 18, 2012

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Microsoft identifies two Zeus botnet crime ring suspects

The pair, who are linked to a malware network that stole more than $100 million, are already in custody in the U.K.

By July 2, 2012

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Rustock botnet responsible for 39 percent of all spam

The Rustock botnet is shrinking in size but its spam attacks are increasing in scale and intensity, security vendor Symantec said.

By August 25, 2010

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The long arm of Microsoft tries taking down Zeus botnets

Microsoft and its allies seized control servers Friday in two states as part of an operation to not just stop the botnets but also to disrupt how criminals use them.

By March 25, 2012

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Spam sinks to lowest level in almost three years, says Symantec

The amount of spam around the globe now accounts for 70 percent of all e-mail, a sharp decline from 2009 when it accounted for 90 percent.

By December 7, 2011