Microsoft and other tech firms take aim at prolific cybercrime gang

Microsoft and other tech firms take aim at prolific cybercrime gang

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  • The effort included a court order from the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia that allowed Microsoft (MSFT) to seize 65 internet domains used by the hacking group behind widely used malware known as ZLoader, Microsoft (MSFT) said.
  • The hackers have also been involved in a tool for deploying a type of ransomware that has to be used in hacks against health care organizations, according to Microsoft.
  • Microsoft said last week that it had used another court order to disable seven internet domains that a hacking group linked with Russian intelligence was using in a likely effort to support Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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