NCA IN INTERNATIONAL TAKEDOWN OF NOTORIOUS MALWARE EMOTET

A news release from the NCA on 27 January advised that a malware botnet that was used by cybercriminals to infiltrate thousands of companies and millions of computers worldwide has been taken down in an international operation.  NCA worked with law enforcement partners across Europe and North America for nearly 2 years to map the infrastructure of Emotet – a pervasive malware that not only infected computers, but also enabled other malware to gain access and cause significant damage to victim networks.  Europol and Eurojust co-ordinated the operation, which saw the takedown and searches of properties take place in Ukraine.

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/nca-in-international-takedown-of-notorious-malware-emotet

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/world’s-most-dangerous-malware-emotet-disrupted-through-global-action

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/international-action-targets-emotet-crimeware/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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