​One of the World’s Largest Botnets Has Vanished

  • We cannot confirm how the botnet was brought down ” Joonho Sa, a researcher for cybersecurity company FireEye, told Motherboard in an email.
  • After the botnet, called Necurs, vanished, Beaumont told Motherboard in a Twitter message, “We’ve seen a huge decrease in malicious traffic since.
  • Beaumont claimed Necurs was the world’s largest botnet .
  • This was well planned.”
  • One of the World’s Largest Botnets Has Vanished

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Researchers have reported huge drops in traffic for two of the most popular pieces of malware which rely on the Necurs network.


​One of the World’s Largest Botnets Has Vanished