Europol cracks down on huge Ramnit botnet

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Europol cracks down on huge Ramnit botnet

Postby Red Dwarf » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:43 pm

Ref http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/europol-cracks-down-on-botnet-infecting-3-2-million-computers/

A joint international operation led by Europol and assisted by Microsoft, Symantec, and Anubis Networks has claimed success in clamping down on a cybercrime group suspected of deploying the Ramnit botnet for malicious purposes.

Police from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK have seized the servers controlled by the group behind Ramnit in a bid to suppress its use.

Ramnit is one of the world's biggest botnets, believed to have infected up to 3.2 million computers worldwide. [*] The group behind Ramnit has been operating for at least five years.

Featuring six standard modules such as "Spy module," "Cookie grabber," and "Anonymous FTP server," Ramnit is able to steal website cookies and bank details, as well as monitor Web browsing sessions.
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[*] Compare with Zeus botnet which numbers in the tens of millions of infected computers
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