Microsoft employees seize Zeus botnet servers with the help of US Marshals →

Jeff Blagdon:

Accompanied by US marshals, Microsoft employees raided office buildings in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Lombard, Illinois on Friday; seizing servers believed to be running botnets used for identity theft. The botnets are infected with the Zeus family of malware, which uses keylogging to go after a user’s financial information. Microsoft is reporting 13 million suspected Zeus infections worldwide since 2007, with more than three million just in the US.

Am I the only one who finds it scary that a private company is able to raid a building and seize servers?

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