Ukraine arrests Avalanche cybercrime organiserStaff Writer | February 27, 2018
Ukrainian has detained one of the organisers of the massive Avalanche cybercrime network over a year after the global ring was busted in an international raid.
Technology Avalanche was a criminal network
Avalanche was a criminal network providing infrastructure for malware and DDoS (distributed denial of service) spam attacks across the world before it was busted in an unprecedented global sting operation.
Speaking to AFP, a cyber police spokeswoman confirmed the arrested man was Gennadiy Kapkanov, a Ukrainian citizen who was using a passport with a different identity.
Police also searched his rented flat, seizing a laptop and memory storage devices, it said.
In November 2016, police from more than 25 countries smashed the network and arrested its top bosses following a four-year operation.
Hundreds of servers were shut down or seized and 800,000 internet domains were blocked, Europol said at the time, in one of the biggest takedowns to date. ■