U.S. Hacks QakBot, Quietly Removes Botnet Infections

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The U.S. government today announced a coordinated crackdown against QakBot, a complex malware family used by multiple cybercrime groups to lay the groundwork for ransomware infections. The international law enforcement operation involved seizing control over the botnet’s online infrastructure, and quietly removing the Qakbot malware from tens of thousands of infected Microsoft Windows computers.
 


and quietly removing the Qakbot malware from tens of thousands of infected Microsoft Windows computers.

On one hand, I appreciate the gesture. On the other hand.... Well, even if the C&C facilitated it, I'm not sure I want them doing that without asking my permission first (assuming I owned a Microsoft-based device).
 

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