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Law enforcement, security firms team up to disrupt Simda botnet

2015/04/13

Securityweek - (International) U.S. and European agencies along with private security firms collaborated with Interpol to disrupt the Simda botnet by seizing 14 command and control (C&C) servers throughout the Netherlands, U.S., Poland, Luxembourg, and Russia. The malware is usually delivered via exploit kits (EK) and is often used for the distribution of malware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA), and has infected over 770,000 computers worldwide over the past 6 months.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/law-enforcement-security-firms-team-disrupt-simda-botnet

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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