Facebook helped shut down 'Lecpetex' botnet responsible for turning PCs into Litecoin miners

Shawn Knight

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Law enforcement officials in Greece recently arrested two people last week that they believe were responsible for operating a botnet called Lecpetex. The hackers reportedly infiltrated up to 50,000 Facebook accounts and some 250,000 computer which were used to mine...

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...even leaving notes on command-and-control servers proclaiming their innocence.
That's hilarious.

Anyway, congrats to them for taking the botnet down. It's always a good day when a botnet of this size gets taken down.