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We’ve got an arrest on the trickbot malware

Hello folks,

I did some reading today and saw that we have an arrest of a Latvian national who is charged with writing the Trickbot malware botnet.

We know that this malware was very prolific and caused a lot of havoc through the years. I’m so happy to see this news, I could just copy the article and post it as mine, except that it is not my article so I can’t do that.

The article comes from Cyberscoop and it was posted on the 4th.

What I think I’ll do is quote the first two paragraphs of this article which gives a little bit of what the malware is, who was arrested, and a little bit about the suspect. This is awesome news!

U.S. prosecutors have charged a 55-year-old Latvian national with helping develop the infamous malicious software known as TrickBot, which has defrauded
countless people while infecting tens of millions of computers worldwide.

The defendant, known as Alla Witte, was arraigned in a federal court in Cleveland on Friday after being arrested in Miami in February, the Justice Department said. She is accused of being part of a criminal organization that operated in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Suriname, and which infected the computers of hospitals, schools, public utilities and government agencies in the U.S.

The article has linked material as well, but it goes in to a lot more detail on what the suspect wrote, and describes Trickbot and what it was used for. I’ve covered a lot of this through Trend Micro’s coverage, and they don’t have this.

One paragraph says:

Witte is charged with 19 criminal counts, including with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and aggravated identify theft.

This is the most important part of the article which I can’t leave out.

Want to read the entire article? Here it is. Latvian national charged with writing notorious Trickbot malware is its title, and enjoy this great news!

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We’ve got an arrest on the trickbot malware was released on June 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: June 5, 2021.

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