Cyber security researchers questioned the effectiveness of Microsoft’s effort to disrupt a botnet it feared could snarl state and local computer systems to sow distrust of the upcoming presidential election. The software giant said that a court order it won from a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia to seize control of U.S.-based servers controlling the Trickbot botnet, a network of computers secretly infected by malware that can be controlled remotely.
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Author: Doug Isenberg