Microsoft on Tuesday provided an update about its efforts, along with partners, to take down the Trickbot criminal network, which uses servers and devices to spread ransomware.

The effort initially was described last week by Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft. He had explained back then that Microsoft and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center had gained traction in the courts to close Trickbot using the novel strategy that the attackers were infringing on Microsoft’s patents.

This week, Burt clarified that Microsoft and its partners had only eliminated 94 percent of Trickbot’s operational infrastructure. Trickbot was also using Internet of Things (IoT) devices, besides servers, to launch its attacks, which Microsoft and its partners are now working to disable. Read More..