TECH: US secretly destroys Russian malware from global networks.

The Unit­ed States secret­ly removed mali­cious soft­ware from the world’s com­put­er net­works to pre­vent attacks from Russia.

This was done dur­ing the pre­vi­ous weeks and was announced by Mer­rick B. Gar­land the Attor­ney Gen­er­al. The mali­cious soft­ware in ques­tion gave the pos­si­bil­i­ty to the Russ­ian army via its intel­li­gence ser­vice the GRU to cre­ate infect­ed com­put­er networks.

A col­lab­o­ra­tion between the FBI the Depart­ment of Jus­tice of the Unit­ed States and sev­er­al gov­ern­ments of the world made it pos­si­ble to dis­creet­ly remove the soft­ware after obtain­ing secret orders. in addi­tion, the exter­nal ports used by mali­cious soft­ware to reach the machines have also been closed.

The mali­cious soft­ware was cre­at­ed to attack fire­walls and enter com­pro­mised net­works from a bot­nt named Cyclops Blink. The oper­a­tion is being done under the con­trol of Sand­worm, a group linked to the GRU. trans­mit spam and com­pro­mise sen­si­tive information.

A large-scale Russ­ian attack already had sev­er­al Russ­ian gov­ern­ment sites before its inva­sion and Sand­wor­m’s infil­tra­tion into glob­al net­works is suf­fi­cient evi­dence of the cyber war­fare that is already affect­ing sev­er­al countries.

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