US Government Disrupts Botnet Controlled by Russian Government Hackers

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports:

The U.S. government announced on Wednesday that it had disrupted a botnet controlled by Russian government hackers before it could be used to launch cyberattacks.

In a press release, the Department of Justice announced that it had copied and removed malware from thousands of infected network firewall devices, which were under the control of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, commonly known as GRU and its hacker group known as Sandworm.

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