Rodney Joffe, a senior vice president and fellow at Neustar, has been selected to receive an award from the FBI recognizing his work to help resolve a malware case that crossed more than 32 countries and resulted in 55 arrests.
Joffe is one of 15 people involved in the Butterfly Botnet case that have been picked for the FBI’s Director Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation, Neustar said Tuesday.
“I believe that our work on the Butterfly Botnet case is indicative of the good that can come out of closer private/public sector interaction during these types of investigations,” Joffe said.
“This is the first time members of the private sector have been given a Director’s Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation, and I hope that it is a sign of many future successes to come.”
The FBI arrested the botnet’s creator, operators and users with the help of private and public sector professionals.
During the investigation, the FBI dismantled a botnet variant that infected more than 8 million computers.