WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — An international law enforcement team has arrested a Chinese national and disrupted a major botnet that officials said he ran for nearly a decade.

Yunhe Wang, 35, was arrested May 24, U.S. Department of Justice said.

According to the Justice Department, Wang amassed at least $99 million in profit by reselling access to criminals who used it for identity theft, child exploitation and financial fraud.

Department of Justice quoted FBI Director Christopher Wray as saying that the “911 S5” botnet, a network of malware-infected computers in nearly 200 nations, likely is the world's largest.

Cybercriminals used a network of zombie residential computers to steal billions of dollars from financial institutions, credit card issuers and accountholders, and federal lending programs since 2014, according to an indictment filed in Texas’ eastern district.

Wang, the administrator, allegedly sold access to the 19 million Windows computers he hijacked, more than 613,000 in the United States, to criminals who used access to commit crimes that “victimized children, threatened people’s safety and defrauded financial institutions and federal lending programs,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said.

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