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Global Law Enforcement, Security Firms Team Up, Take Down Shylock

Dark Reading, By Sara Peters

A month after the GameOver ZeuS sting, another bank fraud group's operations has been disrupted by an international collaboration of security firms and law enforcement agencies. The new target is Shylock, a Trojan that has stolen from banks in the U.S., Italy, and especially the United Kingdom.

Today the U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA) announced that it has seized Shylock operators' command-and-control servers and taken control of the domains they use to communicate. The effort was led by NCA, and included  the FBI, the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, GCHQ, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Dell SecureWorks, Kaspersky Lab, the German Federal Police, and others in Italy, Turkey, France, Poland, and the Netherlands. Read more.