Qakbot malware infrastructure dismantled by FBI; over $8.6 million in cryptocurrency seized

  • U.S. government operation led to the disruption of the Qakbot malware, with 700,000 infected computers identified worldwide.
  • The operation, partnered with international agencies, resulted in a seizure of $8.6 million in cryptocurrency and 52 servers from the Qakbot cybercriminal organization.
  • During the procedure dubbed ‘Operation Duck Hunt’, the FBI recovered over 6.5 million victims’ stolen credentials and announced rewards for identification of Qakbot operators.
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