Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Large Botnet Achieved By Europol In The Air

Europol has partnered with European investigation services a large botnet off the air that had infected 3.2 million computers worldwide. It involves Ramnit botnet that for years was active and on infected computers include passwords booty made ​​and other data.

Computers were infected by opening links in spam emails and visiting infected websites. Ramnit is also a so-called "file infector" who .exe, .dll- and .html files on hard drives and connected storage devices infected. Once a computer became infected malware added the infected code in these files, and as soon as they were started spreading the infection further. Also were found public FTP servers that were used for distributing Ramnit.

In addition to investigative agencies from the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Britain Europol coordinated the operation with Microsoft, Symantec and Anubis Networks . During the operation of the botnet Command & Control servers were turned off, and the 300 domains that were used to control infected computers.

"This successful operation demonstrates the importance of cooperation between international investigative agencies and private industry in combating cybercrime. We will remain committed to disable botnets and disrupting the infrastructure used by criminals for cyber crime," said Wil van Gemert, Deputy Director of Europol. Microsoft and Symantec have now been delivered solutions to remove the malware from infected computers.

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