Despite Takedowns, Botnets Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Last week, authorities from the US, Germany, Belarus, and the European Union took down the Andromeda botnet and arrested its mastermind.

It’s a big deal, because the botnet had infected more than 2 million computers, and because the mastermind was arrested in Belarus, which has begun cracking down on cybercrime despite otherwise being close to Russia. Russia and some of the other former Soviet republics are notorious havens for cybercriminals.

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