Federal Agents Just Brought Down the World’s Worst Botnet

An international operation led by the Department of Justice has disabled a hacking network that generated losses of more than $100 million in the U.S. since 2011. In an announcement on Monday, the department also disclosed charges against a 30-year-old Russian allegedly behind the Gameover Zeus botnet, a web of hundreds of thousands of infected computers used to steal money from bank accounts.

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