Coordinated Effort Underway To Take Down Trickbot Malware
Score one for the good guys. A team led by Microsoft's DCU (Digital Crimes Unit) that includes Symantec, NTT Ltd, ESET, and Lumen's Black Lotus Labs is working on something new. They have launched a sustained, coordinated attack on Trickbot's infrastructure in a bid to destroy it, preventing the hackers who control it from making and launching new campaigns against servers around the world.
Microsoft fired the opening shots in the campaign against the group, securing permission from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to take out 19 IP addresses that Trickbot's handlers used to control infected computers.