French Cyber Police Takedown Paris-based Botnet

C3N cybercrime unit, along with the FBI and Avast, take down French botnet that infected 850,000 computers

French cyber police have reportedly taken down a botnet, that infected more that 850,000 computers, mostly in South America.

According to AFP, the operation began in March 2019 when Czech antivirus firm Avast alerted the Cybercrime Fighting Center (C3N) of the French National Gendarmerie, about a virus called Retadup, that was being controlled by a server in the Paris region.

Retadup infected hundreds of thousands of Windows-operating computers, in over 100 countries but mostly in Central and South America. The virus attack route was an email that offered either easy money or erotic pictures.

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Source: Silicon UK