Esthost taken down - Biggest cybercriminal takedown in history

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Esthost taken down - Biggest cybercriminal takedown in history
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Botnet DNSChanger
Malware
Botnet/malware group
Exploit kits
Services
Feature
Distribution vector
Target
Origin
Campaign Esthost
Operation/Working group Ghost Click
Vulnerability
CCProtocol DNS
Date 2011 / 9th Nov 2011
Editor/Conference Trend Micro
Link http://blog.trendmicro.com/?p=38093 (Archive copy)
Author Feike Hacquebord
Type

Abstract

On November 8, a long-living botnet of more than 4,000,000 bots was taken down by the FBI and Estonian police in cooperation with Trend Micro and a number of other industry partners.

In this operation, dubbed “Operation Ghost Click” by the FBI, two data centers in New York City and Chicago were raided and a command & control (C&C) infrastructure consisting of more than 100 servers was taken offline. At the same time the Estonian police arrested several members in Tartu, Estonia. Here is the link to the press release of the FBI.

Bibtex

 @misc{Hacquebord2011BFR870,
   editor = {Trend Micro},
   author = {Feike Hacquebord},
   title = {Esthost taken down - Biggest cybercriminal takedown in history},
   date = {09},
   month = Nov,
   year = {2011},
   howpublished = {\url{http://blog.trendmicro.com/?p=38093}},
 }