Chalk one up for the good guys. When Russian law enforcement busted a banking malware gang for stealing approximately $45 million from the country’s financial services firms, it disrupted several other cybercrime operations in progress.

“For a period of three weeks, the internet was safer, if only for a short time,” Nick Biasini wrote on the Cisco Talos research blog.

Malware gangs typically operate on multiple fronts, using different types of malware and incorporating different attack methods. This way, if one avenue of attack gets shut down, the attackers can pivot to other activities and keep going with their criminal moneymaking enterprise.

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