Law enforcement agencies have successfully dismantled the 911 S5 botnet used to commit cyber attacks, large-scale fraud, child exploitation, harassment, bomb threats, and export violations.

The operation involved authorities from multiple countries, including the United States, who worked together to track down and apprehend those responsible for the extensive criminal activities linked to the botnet.

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The 911 S5 botnet, one of the largest ever seen, had infected millions of computers across nearly 200 countries, making it a major tool for cybercriminals involved in various illicit activities.

As part of this operation, YunHe Wang, 35, a People’s Republic of China national and St. Kitts and Nevis citizen-by-investment, was arrested on May 24 on criminal charges arising from his deployment of malware and the creation and operation of a residential proxy service known as “911 S5.”

The FBI Dallas and Denver Field Offices, DCIS Cyber Field Office, and BIS Office of Export Enforcement’s Dallas field office are investigating the case.

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