U.S. takes out computer malware that stole millions
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U.S. authorities said Monday they have disrupted two sophisticated types of computer malware used to steal millions of dollars from people all over the world.
The Gameover Zeus botnet, a network of virus-infected computers, targeted thousands of small businesses. And Cryptolocker, a software that encrypts files on computers, was used to extract ransom payments from computer owners who wanted access to their files.
scottalanmiller last edited by
They took down two botnets. But didn't stop the people.
Reid Cooper last edited by
I suspect that this will have only very temporary effects.