Sat. Jul 13th, 2024
Designating Cybercrime Network Associated with 911 S5 Malicious Botnet

The United States is designating three People’s Republic of China nationals for activities associated with a malicious botnet known as 911 S5 as well as three entities located in Thailand for being owned or controlled by one of these individuals.

Cybercriminals have used the 911 S5 malicious botnet to compromise victims’ computers and disguise their digital tracks, so that their cybercrimes appeared to trace back to the victims’ computers instead of their own, enabling them to commit widespread cyber-enabled fraud. As part of this scheme, 911 S5 has compromised approximately 19 million IP addresses and facilitated the submission of tens of thousands of fraudulent applications related to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act programs by its users, resulting in the loss of billions of dollars.

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originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS