FBI Anchorage in Alaska just showed its appreciation on Twitter to Qihoo 360, the leading Chinese cybersecurity company providing anti-virus solutions, for its role in cracking three local cyber crime cases involving significant DDOS attacks.

Defendants in the cases have pleaded guilty to be responsible for creating “Mirai” and clickfraud botnets, infecting hundreds of thousands of IoT devices with malicious software, according to the press release on the website of US Department of Justice.

It’s unclear how the Chinese cybersecurity firm helped out in the case, but local FBI has tweeted out an appreciation note, saying that “#FBIAnchorage would like to thank our business partners in this case: 360.CN, AT&T, Dyn, Paterva, Paypal and ShadowServer.”

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