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Despite takedown, the Dridex botnet is running again

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Oct
2015
Despite takedown, the Dridex botnet is running again

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Spam emails containing the Dridex malware are being seen almost daily despite the arrest of one of its key operators in August.

The finding confirms that while law enforcement can claim temporary victories in fighting cyber-criminal networks, it’s sometimes difficult to completely shut down their operations.
The U.S. Department of Justice said on Oct. 13 it was seeking the extradition of a 30-year-old Moldovan man, Andrey Ghinkul. Prosecutors allege he used Dridex malware to steal US$10 million from U.S. companies and organizations.

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