Back in 2012 the Ramnit worm wriggled its way through social networks and onto the computers of over three million computers, and began to steal sensitive information like bank account details. Now, almost three years later, police have announced that the botnet behind the scourge has been fully shut down.
Most of the time when you click on a Facebook link that a friend has posted, you get something nice. An amusing photo of a man embarrassed by his decisions. A video of Maru jumping into a box. But, if your friend has been infected with the Ramnit worm, you'll end up losing something.