Avalanche botnet shut down by international investigators

By The News Desk|6 December 2016

Following an international investigation, arrest warrants have been issued against 16 cyber criminals from 10 countries, and the biggest part of the notorious Avalanche botnet, responsible for a tranche of banking and computer viruses, switched off.

Europol reported the arrest of several Avalanche botnet operators, about 800,000 web domains shut down and 39 servers confiscated.

The four-year cross-border investigation involved Europol, the FBI and many other security authorities from 39 countries. The perpetrators were stealing money from bank accounts using sophisticated malware, with as many as two-thirds of all phishing attacks caused by this gang in 2010.

Is your IT security robust and ready for the latest threats that your business faces?

Subscribe to our blog notification service

and have our latest blogs emailed directly to you.
It's quick, easy and you can opt out at any time.

PARTNERS

Our Partners

phone icon.png

Phone+44(0) 845 643 6060