European Authorities Disrupt Emotet — World’s Most Dangerous Malware


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Law enforcement agencies from as many as eight countries dismantled the infrastructure of Emotet, a notorious email-based Windows malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks over the past decade.

The coordinated takedown of the botnet on Tuesday — dubbed “Operation Ladybird” — is the result of a joint effort between authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., the U.K., France, Lithuania, Canada, and Ukraine to take control of servers used to run and control the malware network.

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