Ukraine Police Cuff Botnet Herder Who Controlled 100K Machines

Phil Muncaster reports:

Ukrainian law enforcers have arrested a suspected botnet herder responsible for controlling an automated network of around 100,000 compromised machines to launch DDoS and other attacks.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) claimed the resident of Ivano-Frankivsk also used the botnet to launch spam campaigns, scan for vulnerabilities in websites to exploit, and brute-force users’ email passwords.

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