Authorities Just Shut Down One of the World’s Largest Malware Networks

One of the largest botnet infrastructures in the world was finally annihilated in a joint effort by law-enforcement authorities and cybersecurity researchers in 30 countries. Over 800,000 domains have been seized, sinkholed or blocked, in “Operation Avalanche,” as the law-enforcement sting was known. A total of 39 servers have been seized, eight of them located in Romania. Another 221 have been put offline.

The German police learned there were millions of computers infected. Victims attacked using the Avalanche infrastructure have lost hundreds of millions of dollars, according to estimates byEuropol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Over 40 major financial institutions have been targeted, announced CERT-US.

Details may be found in an article on Motherboard at: https://goo.gl/MqI6lN.

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