TrickBot’s infrastructure proved resilient enough to stage a partial recovery from last week’s government and industry takedowns, Dark Reading reports. But the efforts to take down TrickBot have proven at least as determined. SecurityWeek writes that Intel 471 found that many of the new servers TrickBot’s masters had reestablished were not responding to bot requests. Microsoft late yesterday published an update on its efforts against the botnet, which it described as following a “persistent and layered approach.” Redmond identified fifty-nine new servers TrickBot’s operators established; by yesterday MIcrosoft had taken down all but one of them.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has established a rumor control page for 2020 election security. ABC News quotes senior leaders at the Department of Homeland Security who counsel patience and vigilance.
The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s white paper on supply chain security sees China as the principal threat.
Japanese authorities and organizers of the Tokyo Olympics (postponed to next summer) say that they intend to increase security in response to British and American reports that Russian intelligence services were preparing to interfere with the games. Reuters reports that the organizers say any such interference had no effect.
NSS Labs, the well-known specialist in security technology testing, has ceased operations. SecurityWeek points out that NSS has since last year been owned by private equity shop Consecutive, Inc. Some good people worked at NSS Labs, and now would be a good time to reach out to them if you're looking for cyber talent.