Targeting of TrickBot computer networks
Date of report
  • October 2020
U.S. hackers targeted the Russian botnet Trickbot, known for spreading the Ryuk ransomware, in preparation for the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Suspected victims
  • Computers on the TrickBot network, which is controlled by Russian hackers
Suspected state sponsor
  • United States
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown