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Global operation allowed law enforcement agencies to take down the Andromeda Botnet

A joint international operation conducted by the FBI, law enforcement agencies in Europe and private partners managed to dismantle the Andromeda botnet.

A joint international operation conducted by the FBI and law enforcement agencies in Europe managed to dismantle the dreadedAndromedabotnet (aka Gamarue and Wauchos) last week.

TheAndromedabotnet has been around since 2011, it was used across the years to distribute several malware families, including theDridex banking Trojanor theGamaPoSpoint-of-sale (PoS) malware.

Lawenforcement authorities worldwide dismantled several long-runningbotnetspowered by the malware family dubbed as Gamarue, mostly detected by the security firm ESET asWin32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos.

ESET worked with Microsoft to disruption the botnets, the experts tracked the malicious infrastructure, identified their C&C servers and the threat delivered by each of them.

“Microsoft then contacted law enforcement with information that included: 464 distinct...(continued)

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