International law enforcement coalition takes down the Qakbot network

'The FBI neutralised this far-reaching criminal supply chain, cutting it off at the knees,' says director Wray

John Leonard
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International law enforcement coalition takes down the Qakbot network

Law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US and Europe say they have taken down the Qakbot botnet, used by criminal gangs to spread ransomware.

According to the FBI, Qakbot - also known as QBot and Pinkslipbot - was controlled by an unnamed cybercriminal organisation that leased access to the malware to other threat actors. Major ransomwar...

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