Operation Power Off, led by the Dutch Police and the UK's National Crime Agency, supported by Europol and a dozen other law enforcement agencies led to arrests of the administrators of DDoS marketplace webstresser.org.
A Pastebin post indicated that there had been a raid and all the websites' data had been seized.
Attackers have taken it back some ways by using old tactics to pull off new scams
Botnet takedowns make good headlines and earn kudos for law enforcement and companies like Microsoft but are they worth the time and effort, asks Dan Holden.
What constitutes winning in the fight against malware, and what's the value of a takedown ask commentators in the wake of Gameover Zeus' bounceback.
NatWest customers targeted by Gameover Zeus Trojan variant.
Microsoft accused of acting "excessively" - US court order used to take down servers exploited by threat actors also hits servers being used by millions of innocent internet users.
Dell SecureWorks has announced plans to enhance its sinkholing of botnets by doing further drill downs into the data, and encouraged others to do likewise.