The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), has stated that one of their operations uncovered just under 10,000 servers including government portals that been compromised and infected by malware.
Malware is a malicious software that can include computer viruses, spying programs, and similar software, that are used to infect and harm Internet-connected devices. C2 servers can, in return, be used to control the malware.
In their statement, they said “Analysis identified nearly 270 websites infected with a malware code which exploited a vulnerability in the website design application. Among them were several government websites which may have contained personal data ”
The authorities also discovered a great number of phishing websites, some of which have found to contain links that lead to Nigeria. They are also investigating an Indonesia-based cyber criminal that was in the business of selling phishing kits on the Darknet.