A massive hacking network that Microsoft and the US military tried to stop last month is already back — and it could be a bad sign for Election Day

Aaron Holmes reports:

Last month, Microsoft announced it had won a major victory in the fight against cybercrime. The company said in mid-October that it had thwarted Trickbot — a stubborn malware network that’s been used to infect critical computer systems, often shutting them down for ransom. Experts were relieved by the announcement; Trickbot and other ransomware infrastructure, they had warned, could be used to target elections offices and cause chaos on Election Day.

But less than two weeks later, an unprecedented wave of ransomware attacks hit US hospitals — and US officials and cybersecurity experts said Trickbot’s makers were to blame.

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