Cyber crime service taken out in international operation

News Team, 05/09/2023

An international operation involving the National Crime Agency (NCA) has led to the takedown of Qakbot malware, which facilitated ransomware attacks and caused millions of pounds worth of damage worldwide.

Qakbot malware (also known as ‘Qbot’ and ‘Pinkslipbot’) infected more than 700,000 computers globally, including in the UK, via spam emails.

The operation, led by the FBI and DoJ, saw the seizure of Qakbot’s infrastructure in the US and across Eu...

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