COURT DOC: Takedown of International Cybercriminal Infrastructure Known as Avalanche

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November 28, 2016

On Nov. 30, 2016, the Criminal Divisions Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Attorneys Office of the Western District of Pennsylvania and FBIs Pittsburgh Division in close cooperation with the Public Prosecutors Office Verden and the Luneburg Police of Germany, Europol and Eurojust, located in The Hague, Netherlands, and investigators and prosecutors from more than 40 countries launched a multinational operation involving arrests and searches in four countries to dismantle a complex and sophisticated network of computer servers known as ‘Avalanche.’ The Avalanche network allegedly hosted more than two dozen of the worlds most pernicious types of malicious software and several money laundering campaigns. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)

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