World's Biggest Malware Botnet Taken Down | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

World's Biggest Malware Botnet Taken Down

Law enforcement agencies around the globe have teamed up to take control of Emotet, one of the world's most prolific malware botnets.

The FBI, Europol, the UK's National Crime Agency and other authorities say they worked for two years to map the infrastructure of Emotet and track the money behind it.

First spotted as a banking Trojan in 2014, Emotet subsequently evolved to become a point of entry for other types of malware and ransomware.

"Emotet was instrumental in some of the worst cyber attacks in recent times and enabled up to seventy per cent of the world’s malwares including the likes of Trickbot and RYUK," says Nigel Leary, deputy director of the UK's National Cyber Crime Unit.

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