Another Cybercrime Network Disrupted

The last big takedown of a cybercrime network was in 2013 when Microsoft, the FBI, Europol and others collaborated to shut down the Sirefe or Zero Access Botnet which had infected over 2 million PCs.

Recently, Microsoft, Kaspersky, Interpol and others disrupted a global malware attack affecting more than 770,000 PC’s in 190 countries. The botnet, known as Simda.AT, would redirect internet traffic to sites where more malware could be downloaded onto PC’s.

What’s important about these two events, is that it shows that with a high degree of collaboration and information sharing we can dismantle the cybercrime networks used to compromise systems and perpetrate financial and identity fraud.