Europol, the FBI and several European police units took a massive botnet network offline. The network, called avalanche, consisted of some 500 thousand computers and was operated from the Netherlands for a time. Five arrests were made, NOS reports.
The Netherlands Forensic Institute is working on a Linux-based forensic operating system that will enable the police to secure and remotely analyze evidence related to botnets,
The Netherlands joined forces with the FBI and Europol's European Cybercrime Center and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce to take down the Beebone botnet, Europol announced on their website yesterday. The operation was led by the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit.
The Netherlands was one of four European Union countries to take part in a joint international operation led by Europol's European Cyber (EC3) investigated the Rammit botnet responsible for infecting 3.2 million computers worldwide, says Europol.