Dastardly Trickbot Botnet Has Nearly Been Defeated By Microsoft And Its Security Partners
A couple of weeks ago, U.S Military Cyber Command was able to attack Trickbot’s servers. Microsoft, on the other hand, reports they were able to disable them entirely. Microsoft identified 69 servers used for Trickbot and was able to disable 62 for command-and-control. The seven other servers were "internet of things" (IoT) devices as part of the infrastructure. Microsoft is actively working to take these down currently.
Tom Burt, corporate VP of Customer Security & Trust at Microsoft, writes that “this work has always been about disrupting Trickbot’s operations during peak election activity – doing what we can to take action at a critical time – and we’re encouraged by what we’re seeing.” No matter what, Microsoft is expecting this to be a constant and fluctuating battle. Trickbot will always be “looking for ways to stay operational,” while Microsoft continues to knock them back. If you want to read about Microsoft's Defending Democracy Program, you can do so on their site here.