DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES FROM THE DECEMBER 5, 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT ON TAKEDOWN OF INTERNATIONAL CYBERCRIMINAL INFRASTRUCTURE KNOWN AS AVALANCHE

On Nov. 30, 2016, the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Pennsylvania and FBI’s Pittsburgh Division – in close cooperation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office Verden and the Luneburg Police of Germany, Europol and Eurojust, located in The Hague, Netherlands, and investigators and prosecutors from more than 40 countries – launched a multinational operation involving arrests and searches in four countries to dismantle a complex and sophisticated network of computer servers known as “Avalanche.”  The Avalanche network allegedly hosted more than two dozen of the world’s most pernicious types of malicious software and several money laundering campaigns. 

Press Release: Avalanche Network Dismantled in International Cyber Operation

Statement: Joint Statement on Dismantling of International Cyber Criminal Infrastructure Known as Avalanche

Documents

REDACTED Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

Complaint

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

Temporary Restraining Order To Show Cause

REDACTED Declaration of SA Aaron Francis in Support of Application for Emergency Temporary Restraining Order_Redacted2

Proposed Order for Preliminary Injunction

Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Supplemental Declaration of SA Aaron Francis

Preliminary Injunction Order

Updated December 12, 2016

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