Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has foiled a sophisticated hacking plan to disrupt election infrastructure in the U.S., the company said Monday. Microsoft said it obtained a federal court order to disable the IP addresses associated with computer servers behind Trickbot, an immense malware network that criminals were using to launch cyberattacks. The legal action dovetails with an offensive by U.S. Cyber Command to disrupt the cybercriminals, according to The Washington Post. Microsoft acknowledged the digital intruders are likely to revive their operations.
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