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Joint operation against Beebone botnet

The Beebone botnet has been taken down through a sinkhole of its associated domain names. Beebone is responsible for more than 12,000 infections in computers in more than 195 countries, existing more than 5 million different samples of it. The malware associated to this botnet has high polymorphism capabilities, mutating as many as 19 times per day in order to avoid being detected. It is aimed at stealing banking credentials and other sensitive information, as well as encrypting files in the infected computers in order to demand a ransom afterwards.

The operation has been performed jointly by Europol's EC3, the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, dutch authorities, the FBI and representatives from US IC4, as well as Intel Security, Kaspersky and Shadowserver.