Dutch police seized a bulletproof hosting service in a major takedown, the infrastructure was used by tens of IoT botnets involved in DDoS attacks.
A joint operation conducted by the Netherlands’ National Criminal Investigation Department and National Cyber Security Center allowed to track down and seize five servers that were composing a cybercrime underground bulletproof hosting service.
The servers were hosted at an unnamed data center in Amsterdam, it was used by tens of IoT
“Middelburg, Veendam, Amsterdam, Driebergen – The police has taken five servers offline that
Authorities revealed that they have received more than three thousand reports of malware spread through the bulletproof hosting service
The authorities also arrested two Dutch nationals who had been running a Mirai
In this case, the police say, the people controlling those servers were a pair of Dutch nationals who had been running a Mirai
“The investigation also revealed that this botnet was very aggressively trying to infect other devices, up to over a million attempts per month on one device,” the translated police statement reads.
“The investigation also revealed that this
Authorities are analyzing the seized servers and the data they contain will likely lead to the arrests of other players in the cybercrime underground.
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