FBI Cripples Russian-Backed Cyclops Blink Botnet. How Businesses & Users Can Protect Themselves

By: Cyclonis Limited
DUBLIN - April 29, 2022 - PRLog -- In the heat of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States Department of Justice has released an official report announcing that the FBI has neutralized Cyclops Blink, a Russian botnet that has infected computer networks worldwide. The FBI carried out the court-authorized covert operation by secretly infiltrating and neutralizing systems that the hackers used as "C&C" servers to command and control the botnet. These actions effectively disrupted a two-tiered global botnet that included thousands of compromised network hardware devices. Cyclonis Limited and its research partners have been actively monitoring Cyclops Blink and other Russian-backed malware threats that have become increasingly persistent as the Russian invasion of Ukraine drags on and have compiled effective ways to help you protect yourself from attacks.

To find out more about the ongoing cyber attacks against Ukraine, visit https://www.cyclonis.com/cyber-war-ukraine-russia-flares-up-invasion-continues/.

Thousands of Infected Devices Worldwide Saved by FBI Covert Takedown of Cyclops Blink Botnet & the Russian-Backed Sandworm Hacking Group

Experts have publicly stated that Sandworm is a Russian cyber military unit controlled by the Russian Federation's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). Reports have suggested that Sandworm is actively targeting critical infrastructure, in the US and worldwide, including major financial institutions, electricity grids and other key infrastructure systems.

What Businesses & Individual Computer Users Should Do to Protect Their Systems from Destructive Cyber Attacks

To help protect against these Russian-backed malware attacks and to generally improve online security, corporate IT staff, business owners, and individual computer users are encouraged to follow these steps:
  • Protect your computer systems from potential cyber attacks with a powerful anti-malware program like SpyHunter (https://www.enigmasoftware.com/products/spyhunter/).
  • Use strong passwords that are unique and hard to guess. To help keep track of all your passwords in one central place, use a reputable password manager like Cyclonis Password Manager. (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/password-manager/)
  • Protect your business from the potentially devastating consequences of ransomware. Consider using a reliable cloud storage backup program like Cyclonis Backup (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/cyclonis-backup/) to protect your important files.
About Cyclonis Limited

An Irish company headquartered in Dublin, Cyclonis Limited (https://www.cyclonis.com/company/about-us/) designs and develops desktop, mobile, and cloud-enabled software products focused on simplifying data organization and management. Focused on helping computer users simplify their online life, Cyclonis Limited is best known for the development and distribution of their Cyclonis Password Manager (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/password-manager/) and Cyclonis Backup (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/cyclonis-backup/) applications, an adept password management application that combines a collection of useful features to encrypt, store, and easily access passwords and sync users' data across multiple Internet-connected devices. Cyclonis Limited's applications aim to streamline the process of organizing the increasing volumes of information regular computer users deal with every day.
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