In a follow up report for Bleeping computer, Ionut Ilascu reported on the recent joint announcements by ESET and Microsoft in their ongoing operation to disrupt the Trickbot botnet. The announcement concerning their “rolling” disruption efforts was initially met with praise but as it has since been met with much skepticism by outside organizations and independent researchers alike. As these operations follow in step with the alleged actions taken by US Cyber Command back in September, many analysts agree that the effectiveness of these efforts remain to be seen. Malicious spam campaigns have continued unabated and companies are still falling victim to the threat.
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