Dutch Authorities Take Down Bredolab Botnet
Authorities also arrested an Armenian man suspected of renting out Bredolab-infected computers.
In addition, a joint effort between security vendor Fox IT and Dutch law enforcement resulted in the arrest of an Armenian man suspected of renting Bredolab-infected computers to cyber crime players in other countries.
The Bredolab botnet was significant. By the end of last year, it was estimated that as many as 3.6 billion Bredolab malware e-mails were in circulation globally each day, according to researchers at MessageLabs.