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It took a global effort to take down the ‘world’s most dangerous’ malware botnet

It took a global effort to take down the 'world's most dangerous' malware botnet

Perhaps there will be far fewer ransomware attacks this year than in previous ones, or maybe that is being way too optimistic. Either way, global law enforcement officials have taken control “one of the most significant botnets of the past decade,” called Emotet.

Described as “one of the most professional and long lasting cybercrime services out there,” Emotet began as specialized piece of malware designed to steal banking information. That was back in 2014. Since then, it has “evolved into the go-to solution for cybercrimals,” according to the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement (also known as Europol).


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