USA, UK, EU dismantle Russian hacking botnet

Joint operation by USA, UK, and EU dismantles Russia-linked botnet named Avalanche, impacting millions of devices globally. Payments from clients ranged from $30 to $200 daily to utilize hacked computers for malicious online activities, concealing the traffic source.

A joint law enforcement operation involving the USA, the EU countries, and the UK has dismantled the infrastructure of a Russia-linked botnet known as RSOCKS stated the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

The RSOCKS botnet has compromised millions of computers and devices worldwide, including IoT equipment like routers and smart garage openers.

According to the DoJ, RSOCKS customers paid between US$30 and US$200 per day to channel malicious internet activity through hacked computers to mask or hide the source of the traffic.