Subject: Microsoft Take-Down Of Trickbot Ransomware Bot – Cyber Security Regarding Election Security Next Steps, Restoring Voter Confidence

Microsoft today took actions today “to disrupt a botnet called Trickbot, one of the world’s most infamous botnets and prolific distributors of ransomware,” which “cut off key infrastructure so those operating Trickbot will no longer be able to initiate new infections or activate ransomware already dropped into computer systems… “Today’s action will protect a wide range of organizations including financial services institutions, government agencies, healthcare facilities, businesses, and universities from the various malware infections Trickbot enabled.” In response, experts with Gurucul and Point3 Security offer perspective on Microsoft’s move. They also recommended further steps for strengthening US election security and bolstering voter confidence in the process.