Qakbot Botnet Taken Down


by Artie Kaye

In a joint-venture, the FBI with many countries and law-enforcement agencies successfully shut down a botnet that infected over 700,000 devices across the world.  Used for extortion, as well as stealing data and funds, Qakbot was prolific and actively used by cybercriminals.  A remote malware uninstaller was used to remove the programs associated with the botnet from computers and prevent reinfection, no other data on these machines was affected. 

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