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Microsoft Says Disrupts Cybercrime Rings With Roots in Kuwait, Algeria
Reuters ^ | 6/30 | Jim Finkle

Posted on 07/01/2014 12:49:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.

The operation, which began on Monday under an order issued by a federal court in Nevada, targeted traffic involving malicious software known as Bladabindi and Jenxcus, which Microsoft said work in similar ways and were written and distributed by developers in Kuwait and Algeria.

It is the first high-profile case involving malware written by developers outside of Eastern Europe, according to Richard Domingues Boscovich, assistant general counsel of Microsoft's cybercrime-fighting Digital Crimes Unit.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


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Microsoft software is being disrupted by programmers from Algeria and Kuwait. This is trouble because usually MSFT software is disrupted by programmers from Redmond.
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