A group composed of law enforcement agencies and private sector partners from different countries announced that they have taken down the Andromeda (Gamarue or Wauchos) botnet last November 29.

Agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in Germany, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force (J-CAT), and Eurojust participated in operations which led to the shutdown of one of the largest botnets in the market.

A suspect in Belarus was arrested in connection with the botnet. The suspect’s name was not released, but he is believed to be hacker named Ar3s who authored Andromeda. Authorities also seized the 7 C&C servers and 1,500 domain names used by the botnet.

Source: Bleeping Computer

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