Mac Developer: Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains | Ars Technica
Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains | Ars Technica: "In 2010, an Anti-Phishing Working Group report called out Avalanche as "the world’s most prolific phishing gang," noting that the Avalanche botnet was responsible for two-thirds of all phishing attacks recorded in the second half of 2009 (84,250 out of 126,697). "During that time, it targeted more than 40 major financial institutions, online services, and job search providers," APWG reported. In December of 2009, the network used 959 distinct domains for its phishing campaigns. Avalanche also actively spread the Zeus financial fraud botnet at the time."
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