Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A Trickbot Assault Shows US Military Hackers' Growing Reach | WIRED

For more than two years, General Paul Nakasone has promised that, under his leadership, United States Cyber Command would "defend forward," finding adversaries and preemptively disrupting their operations. Now that offensive strategy has taken an unexpected form: an operation designed to disable or take down Trickbot, the world's largest botnet, believed to be controlled by Russian cybercriminals. In doing so, Cyber Command set a new, very public, and potentially messy precedent for how US hackers will strike out against foreign actors—even those working as non-state criminals.


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Is there any particular reason to believe this sort of hoopla?

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 15, 2020 3:30:19 AM

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