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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:04

Facebook helps FBI kill botnet

Written by Nick Farrell



10 suspects arrested

Social notworking site Facebook has helped the US Department of Justice and the FBI arrest 10 suspects involved in a cybercrime ring related to a global botnet that infected more than 11 million machines worldwide.

Coppers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the U.K. and the US have been banging on the doors of suspects armed with search warrants. So far 10 people have been arrested. According to the FBI, Facebook's security teams provided assistance to law enforcement and the US Justice Dept. throughout the investigation to help identify the root cause of the botnet, the perpetrators, and which users were affected by the malware.

The Untouchables found millions of machines were infected with Yahos malware, which targeted Facebook users from 2010-2012. This connected them to the Butterfly botnet, which steals credit card, bank details, and other personal identifiable information on infected machines.

The FBI claim that this might be one of the largest botnets and international criminal rings in history, and nicked in more than $850 million.

Nick Farrell

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