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Microsoft serves subpoenas on Google to disrupt criminal botnet

By Ed Bott | May 4, 2012, 9:34am PDT

Summary: New details have emerged in a massive lawsuit by Microsoft and the banking industry to take down a global botnet based on the Zeus Trojan. Ironically, the leak occurred when Google exercised its privacy policy to notify the suspects.

Online criminals who live outside the borders of the United States might think of themselves as being immune from American legal processes.

Generally, that’s true. It’s hard to serve a U.S. subpoena or search warrant in the Ukraine or Romania.

Ah, but things get complicated when those criminals use online services or hosting companies that are within the reach of American legal authorities.

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