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Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI

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Microsoft said it teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world. 

Microsoft logo is seen during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, on June 7, 2011. Microsoft says it has teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world.

A strike coordinated with police and financial institutions disabled more than a thousand "botnets" used by a global cybercrime operation to steal people's banking information and identities, according to the software colossus.

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