Microsoft and partners took out 94 percent of the Trickbot botnet

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 21 2020 @ 18:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Neowin reports Microsoft and various cybersecurity and telecom firms managed to disable close to 94 percent of the Trickbot botnet. In a blog post, the software giant this is an ongoing operation with continued action being taken from both sides.
In a blog post, Microsoft has claimed that as of October 18, it has eliminated 94% of Trickbot's critical operational infrastructure since it began its operation a few days ago. Out of 69 major Trickbot servers identified, 62 have already been taken down and the malicious actors operating this botnet have been struggling to add new infrastructure. Microsoft stated that these criminals set up 59 new servers and that the company has disabled all of them, bringing the eliminated servers tally to 120 out of 128.


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