More than 9,000 malware-infected servers found by Singapore-based Interpol operation!!


Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) here has exposed more than 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the Asean region, including government portal in running a cybersecurity operation in Singapore

On 24/4/2017, International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) said it worked with investigators from seven countries and seven private sector companies for this operation.

The countries involved were Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. China also provided additional cyber intelligence.

In April 2015, on the former site of the Tanglin Police Division headquarters in Napier Road the IGCI was open.

8,800 servers across eight countries in the Asean region which were acting as command and control points, which are systems used to control and spread malicious software known as malware were flagged out by investigators

These affected servers were involved in targeting financial institutions, spreading ransomware, launching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and distributing spam.

The operation also found almost 270 websites from the Asean region infected with a malware code which exploited a vulnerability in the website design application.


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