Google blocks a cybercrime network that kidnap one million devices

Google has revealed this Tuesday that it helped block the threat of a cybercrime network with control of nearly one million electronic devices with which cyberc

Google blocks a cybercrime network that kidnap one million devices

Google has revealed this Tuesday that it helped block the threat of a cybercrime network with control of nearly one million electronic devices with which cybercrimes were committed, while pointing to pirates operating from Russia from being responsible.

The so-called 'BOTT network' of infected devices known as Glupteba, which was also used to do cryptomoned mining Subreptitiously, was cut at least for now the pirates who controlled it, the technological giant announced.

"Glupteba operators may try to recover the control of the malicious network using control and backup mechanisms, according to Shane Huntley and Luca Nagy, online threat analysts and Google cybersecurity.

Large technology companies such as Google and Microsoft are increasingly active in the fight against computer crime that is done through their products online, so these companies have the greatest understanding, access and ability to respond to threats .

Google noted that the malicious network included approximately one million devices that use Windows around the world to commit attacks such as information theft and credentials, and was heading to users in the United States, India, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

The Mountain View giant also presented a demand in a federal court of New York against Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov in search of a court order that prevents them from using their platforms in a malicious or criminal basis.

Date Of Update: 07 December 2021, 20:41

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