U.S. and Allies Disrupt Qakbot Malware

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Friday, September 1, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On August 29, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a multinational operation with law enforcement actions in the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Latvia to disrupt the botnet and malware known as Qakbot and take down its infrastructure.  The law enforcement operations are deleting the Qakbot malicious code from victim computers, preventing it from causing more harm.  The DOJ also announced the seizure of approximately $8.6 million in cryptocurrency in illicit profits.