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CYBERCRIME

Why is U.S Cyber Command & Microsoft looking to dismantle ‘Trickbot’?

Apparently, One of the largest botnets online may pose a threat to U.S election integrity by launching ransomware attacks

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Run by Russian-speaking criminals, the botnet poses a “theoretical but real” threat to election integrity by launching ransomware attacks, in which data is rendered inaccessible unless the victim pays a ransom.”

~ Tom Burt, Microsoft’s VP, Customer Security & Trust

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”I firmly believe that we’re on the verge of a global emergency. With the U.S. election already underway, we need to be especially vigilant in protecting these systems during this critical time.”

~ Christopher Krebs, Head of CISA

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