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Microsoft Helps Disrupt Ransomware-Delivering ‘ZLoader’ Botnets

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It Helps Disrupt Ransomware-Delivering ‘ZLoader’ Botnets

Faced with growing malware outbreaks, Microsoft has partnered with ESET, Palo Alto Networks, and Black Lotus Labs to make it easier to intercept botnets and target the Zloader gangs. Not only this, taking quick action, it has also helped a lot in disabling 3 botnets that are spreading dangerous malware called ransomware around the world and stealing important information from big companies.

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Now many people will be curious to know that after all what is this botnet and what is its use, so let us briefly take information about them. The Botnet known as Zloader is a Windows OS-based computer malware that mostly works to hijack the computer. It has completely secured a US court order to take down nearly 65 Internet domains that use botnets to communicate with all computers system infected with Zloader malware.

And it has also been clarified that the domains are now directed to the Microsoft sinkhole and Botnet can no longer be used for any kind of criminal activity. In addition, the court also allows Microsoft to take control of 319 other domains that will be programmed by Botnet to follow back and not for malicious activity.

Zloader is not to be taken lightly as in 2019 it was found to be a very dangerous banking trojan and cybercriminals can easily buy access from this loader banking trojan as per their usage. This virus also spreads through the Zoom video conferencing software broadcast by Google AIDS.

As we know this is also a banking trojan and like another banking Trojan if once your system is infected by this virus it will silently take a screenshot of your computer screen to steal your ID Password and also monitor keystrokes on the infected computer. And it becomes more dangerous when it gives all this stolen information to cyber hackers because it is difficult to predict how cyber hackers will use this information for their profit.

Microsoft has taken a really big step and it should be appreciated by the people too, but now it remains to be seen what steps the cybercriminals take after this step taken by Microsoft, so if you still want to ask something then please ask your question in comment.

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