Trickbot and its one million zombie computers: US election under threat?

Tech giant Microsoft and United States military intelligence are taking on Trickbot, deeming the botnet – one of the world's…

Tech giant Microsoft and United States military intelligence are taking on Trickbot, deeming the botnet – one of the world’s largest networks of computers controlled remotely by cybercriminals – a threat to the US presidential election.

Trickbot’s network has been used to paralyse hospitals, retirement homes, banks and even city governments. Considered one of the largest and most active cybercriminal networks in the world, the group has just weathered an assault by Microsoft and US Cyber Command, the military equivalent of the National Security Agency (NSA).