The malware victimised more than 700 000 computers, with at least EUR 54 million paid in ransoms since 2007
Qakbot botnet infrastructure shattered after international operation | Europol
Active since 2007, this prolific malware (also known as QBot or Pinkslipbot) evolved over time using different techniques to infect users and compromise systems. Qakbot infiltrated victims’ computers through spam emails containing malicious attachments or hyperlinks. Once installed on the targeted computer, the malware allowed for infections with next-stage payloads such as ransomware. Additionally, the infected computer became part of...