Microsoft Takes Down Malware Network

Microsoft Malware LabIt took a federal court order and worldwide cooperation.

By Rick Richardson

Microsoft has disrupted a massive hacking operation that it said could have indirectly affected election infrastructure if allowed to continue.

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The company said recently that it took down the servers behind Trickbot, a massive malware network that criminals were using to launch other cyberattacks, including a strain of highly potent ransomware.