The US says it has seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence. Photo: Reuters

US disrupts botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, suspected of links to Russian intelligence

The ‘Sofacy’ hacking group has targeted power grids, the Organisation for Security and cooperation in Europe, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and other bodies

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The US says it has seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence. Photo: Reuters
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