Weekend Wrap: Ransomware botnets taken down, Cruz starts mining and more

Europol said its taken down a hacking ring that helped ransomware attackers inject their malicious code and Ted Cruz is mining Bitcoin.

The European Union’s top law enforcement agency has led an operation that arrested four and took down over 100 servers tied to a group of hackers and malware creators.

Europol said on May 30 it carried its “Operation Endgame” sting between May 27 and 29, calling it “the largest ever operation against botnets” — a system of linked computers that help deploy malicious software, including ransomware.

The now-offline botnets are IcedID, SystemBC, Pikabot, Smokeloader, Bumblebee and Trickbot, according to Europol.

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