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Facebook and the FBI attack the Butterfly botnet

U.S. authorities arrested with the support of Facebook security teams, cyber-criminals involved in the use of the Butterfly botnet that caused 850 million dollars in losses and 11 million infected machines.
 



U.S. authorities arrested with the support of Facebook, 10 people belonging to an international network of cyber-criminals accused of using different variants of a Malware called Yahos. In a statement posted Tuesday, the FBI said that this Malware had infected over 11 million computers and caused more than 850 million dollars in losses through the Butterfly botnet.  Botnets are networks of computers compromised by malware that can be remotely controlled by cyber-criminals to perform a variety of attacks including DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service).

In this case, it has to steal the data stored in the credit card users of infected machines, their bank details and other personal data.

 Support security teams of Facebook

The 10 those arrested are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand and also in Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The FBI said that Facebook's security team had supported the authorities in their investigation by helping to identify the cause of the problem, the authors and those affected by the Malware. According to the FBI, the system is attacked Facebook users from 2010 to October 2012, using the tools of network security, the accounts concerned have been detected and the threat has been eradicated. Besides the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, the police of other countries have also participated in the operation.
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