U.S., European police break up network of 12,000 computers taken over by criminals

April 9, 2015 2:53 PM

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States have dismantled a network comprising at least 12,000 in computers that had been taken over by criminals, Europol said on Thursday.

The software used to infect the computers was "very sophisticated" but the network was relatively small compared to others uncovered in the past, Europol said in a statement.

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