FBI, Europol, Microsoft, ESET Team Up, Dismantle One of World’s Largest Malware Operations

A pervasive and long-running malware operation that used more than 460 different botnets and infected more than 1.1 million computers a month has been derailed in a yearlong operation by global law enforcement and cybersecurity vendors.

The FBI, Europol’s European Cybercrime Center, Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force (J-CAT), Eurojust, and Germany’s Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate, along with Microsoft and ESET, on November 29 officially took down the so-called Andromeda network of botnets that spread Gamarue aka Wauchos malware. One of the largest malware operations in the world, it spread the malware via multiple botnets.

Read more about the operation to take down the Andromeda network on Dark Reading.

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