US Dismantles World’s Largest Botnet, Linked to $5.9 Billion Covid Relief Fraud 20240531 093957 00001

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced victory in the fight against cybercrime on Wednesday, revealing the dismantling of what is likely the world’s largest botnet known as 911 S5. This vast network comprising 19 million infected devices across more than 190 countries was used by cybercriminals for a wide range of illegal activities including financial fraud, identity theft, child exploitation, harassment, bomb threats, and export violations.