Police and private companies have taken down a massive botnet used to move malware onto compromised PCs.
The Andromeda botnet, also known as Gamarue, is thought to have spanned over two million PCs and distributed over 80 types of malware onto infected PCs. It was shut down on November 29 in a combined operation by Europol, the FBI, security vendor ESET and Microsoft.
A suspect thought to be associated with the botnet was arrested in Belarus.
“This is another example of international law enforcement working together with industry partners to tackle the most significant cyber criminals and the dedicated infrastructure they use to distribute malware on a global scale,” said Steven Wilson, the Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre.
Source: The Register