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Facebook takes down Greek botnet

July 9, 2014

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Facebook announced that it has taken down botnet Lecpetex and its operators were subsequently arrested by the Greek police. Lecpetex spreaded by the messages on Facebook containing malicious attachments. The infected machines were used to mine cyrpto currency LiteCoin. Malware Lecpetex tried to avoid anti-virus detection by rapid changes to its own code (with 20 different versions since December 2013).

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