More than 2,800 deceptive Twitter accounts were deleted, along with numerous Facebook accounts, pages and groups.
"The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call," Microsoft's Brad Smith said.
The latest greatest swindlers in the cybercrime racket know you're onto their digital three-card monte, and they've made a few adjustments, putting yet another wrinkle in the corporate-hacking game by targeting top-level employees for major profits.
"Currently WireLurker is the only one, but we will see more," he said. The security firm said it verified this vulnerability
The action marked the latest botnet takedown. In March, Microsoft filed suit in federal court in Brooklyn that led to the