The creator of the largest botnet has been arrested in Singapore

The creator of the largest botnet has been arrested in Singapore

It became known about the detention of a 35-year-old Chinese citizen accused of creating a botnet.

He was detained as a result of a joint special operation of cyber police from different countries. This was reported by Justice.GOV.

The U.S. Department of Justice has already reported the destruction of “probably the largest botnet in history”.

The “911 S5” network included more than 19 million infected devices in more than 190 countries.

Its creator, 35-year-old Chinese citizen Yun He Wang, was arrested in Singapore on May 24 as a result of a joint operation by law enforcement officers from the U.S., Singapore, Thailand and Germany.

The botnet operated for eight years, starting in 2014.

Prosecutors found that Wang made $99 million by offering cybercriminals access to the network for a fee.

The U.S. Attorney General noted that “911 S5” was used for cyberattacks, fraud, child exploitation and bomb threat reports, among other things.

Wang reportedly distributed the malware through VPN programs – MaskVPN and DewVPN.

In addition, the malware was installed on users’ home computers with other software files, including pirated versions of licensed software.

Wang faces charges of conspiracy to commit computer fraud, computer fraud on a large scale, conspiracy to commit electronic fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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