Take down of EMOTET botnet
Date of report
  • January 2021
  • Law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and United Kingdom
An international coalition of law enforcement authorities successfully took down notorious criminal botnet EMOTET by taking control of its command-and-control servers.
Suspected victims
  • EMOTET cybercriminal group
Suspected state sponsor
  • United States
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Civil society
Suspected state sponsor response