CyberNews Briefs

DOJ moves to take down Joanap botnet operated by North Korean state hackers

In order to take down Joanap, a powerful cyberweapon operated by North Korean hackers, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will start reaching out to victims whose machines have been enslaved by the botnet that has been operating since 2009.

The DOJ initiative is a new phase in an ongoing operation targeting Joanap, involving the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office and the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). After studying the botnet for several months, the DOJ is now ready to take action and help victims disinfect their machines.

Read more: DOJ moves to take down Joanap botnet operated by North Korean state hackers

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.