2021 got off to a fantastic start for the cybersecurity community with the news that the infamous botnet Emotet had been brought down in a coordinated global operation, “Operation Ladybird.”
As the first security vendor to detect and profile the Trojan all the way back in 2014, we’re particularly delighted to be seeing the back of it. This takedown sends a clear message that cybercrime has consequences, which we hope will make a positive long-term impact. At Trend Micro, we’re determined to do our part supporting the work of law enforcement wherever we can.
We’re now asking the question: Can we be sure that this is the last we’ll hear from those behind the long-running campaign?
Source: Trend Micro