A recent hacking attack was neutralized by the French government where 850,000 computers had been taken control of. The malware had been removed from the infected devices.
Retadup, a software worm was responsible for taking over of the devices in the Paris region according to sources.
The number of computers infected was massive which certainly indicates that it was a gigantic operation on the part of the hackers.
The police officials created a copy of the server which was responsible for the attack and allowed the hackers get into systems and take control.
All the infected computers were advised to uninstall Retadup malware which according to researchers had a part to play in the Monero Crypto-currency creation.
A few suggestions made by the researchers to ensure safety against malware attacks included:
- Don’t open emails from unknown senders.
- Don’t click attachments that pretend to offer anti-viruses for free.
- Install and activate the anti-virus software immediately.