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"​FBI and UK cops smash Dridex high-stakes bank-raiding botnet", via ZDNet

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#1 Aura


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:17 AM

Joint efforts by law-enforcement agencies in the US and UK have crippled an eastern European gang behind the bank credential-stealing botnet known as Dridex.
On Tuesday, the FBI announced charges against Andrey Ghinkul, the alleged administrator of the Dridex botnet - also known as Bugat or Cridex - and revealed that it is seeking his extradition from Cyprus, where he was arrested in late August.

Dridex malware has been around for several years and is known for largely targeting Windows machines at companies in the UK and US, usually through phishing email with malware-laced Word attachments.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-and-uk-cops-smash-dridex-a-high-stakes-bank-raiding-botnet/

Another big hit to yet another big source of malware infection.

Related article(s):

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/10/15/dridex-botnet-taken-down-multi-million-bank-fraud-suspect-arrested/ - Naked Security

Edited by Aura, 16 October 2015 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:47 PM

Sadly for every one that is found there are more still out there that are yet unknown or haven't been caught yet.

Bot nets are now big business in and of itself.  Botnets for hire, bot nets of bots to be resold you name it it's out there.

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