U.S. Dept. of Justice Shuts Down Coreflood Botnet
The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI have disabled Coreflood, a decade-old botnet that’s infected more than 2 million private computers, by seizing and replacing five command and control servers and 29 domain names used by the botnet, the Department of Justice said in a press release Wednesday.
Coreflood has compromised numerous victims’ bank accounts by stealing their user names, passwords and other personal financial information, the government said. The malware is designed to record keystrokes and control a victim’s computer remotely via one of its command and control servers.