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Global groups dismantle “Simda” botnet

Few days after having taken down the “Beebone” botnet, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, along with other global companies and agencies, has dismantled the ‘Simda” botnet. As compared to Beebone, which involved more than 12,000 computers, Simda is believed to have infected more than 770,000 computers around the world. Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro and Japan’s Cyber Defense Institute all provided analysis of the botnet to document its spread around the world and location of its command-and-control (C&C) servers. Ten of these servers were seized in the Netherlands, as well as additional servers in the U.S., Russia, Luxembourg and Poland. As per an initial analysis of sinkholed server logs conducted by Kaspersky, it was noted that 190 countries have already been affected by the botnet.
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