Seizing Hacker’s Servers in US

Microsoft said that cybercrime “command” servers in two US states have been seized in an ongoing campaign to sever online crooks from infected computers used as virtual henchmen.

The company capitalized on laws crafted to fight organized crime groups to obtain court orders to seize servers in Pennsylvania and Illinois being used to control computers corrupted by malicious code.

Viruses slipped into people’s computers stole online bank account and password information and relayed it to crooks who have looted more than $100m in the past five years, according to court documents, as AFP reported.