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Malware "Emotet" dismantled and taken down

Official press: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/world%E2%80%99s-most-dangerous-malware-emotet-disrupted-through-global-action



German investigators have taken over and smashed the infrastructure of the "Emotet" malware, which is considered the most dangerous in the world. The software had also attacked the IT infrastructure of government agencies and hospitals.

German investigators have taken over and smashed the infrastructure of the "Emotet" malware, which is considered the world's most dangerous. This was achieved on Tuesday as part of an internationally concerted action, the BKA announced.

"Emotet" had caused considerable damage to the Berlin Court of Appeal, the F├╝rth Clinic and the Frankfurt am Main city administration, among others - and also to tens of thousands of private individuals.

https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/emotet-bka-101.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-cyber-takedown-idUSKBN29W1Q0

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/01/international-action-targets-emotet-crimeware/

Authorities plan to mass-uninstall Emotet from infected hosts on March 25, 2021

The world's largest malware botnet will become extinct by April after today's coordinated takedown and planned clean-up operations.


Law enforcement officials in the Netherlands are in the process of delivering an Emotet update that will remove the malware from all infected computers on March 25, 2021, ZDNet has learned today.

The update was made possible after law enforcement agencies from across eight countries orchestrated a coordinated takedown this week to seize servers and arrest individuals behind Emotet, considered today's largest malware botnet.

While servers were located across multiple countries, Dutch officials said that two of three of Emotet's primary command and control (C&C) servers were located inside its borders.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/authorities-plan-to-mass-uninstall-emotet-from-infected-hosts-on-march-25-2021/

Cyber police exposed a multinational group of hackers in the spread of the EMOTET - video from Ukraine raid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BLOmClsSpc

https://threatpost.com/emotet-takedown-infrastructure-netwalker-offline/163389/