Russian Botnet that Hacked Millions of Computers Seized by Authorities


Botnet Shutdown

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) jointly with law enforcement partners in Germany seized the infrastructure of a Russian botnet called as ‘RSOCKS’ that hacked millions of computers and other electronic devices around the world.

Generally, a botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which runs one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks, steal data, send spam, and allow the attacker to access the device and its connection.

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