Microsoft goes up against massive extortion botnet

Cybercrime may not be as cool as my brain thinks it is every time it hears it, but it is a huge problem. Even in 2022 we have sophisticated phishing scams still successfully targeting fairly savvy PC users. Some of these digital attacks are huge, consisting of large groups of bad actors all over the world who then go on to infect even more machines. These form what’s called Botnets, like the 1 million strong one Google recently faced down, and they do devastating damage to innocent people everywhere. 

Microsoft has recently announced its taken legal and technical action against Zloader, another problematic Botnet ruining people’s lives. Zloader is a notorious botnet that operates out of computers all over the world, even in hospitals and schools. It’s known for installing malware and then extorting users, and even selling the ability to distribute ransomware to other criminals.

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