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Authorities Arrest Another TrickBot Gang Member in South Korea

Another alleged member of the TrickBot gang has been apprehended, this time when trying to leave South Korea, according to published reports.

His arrest was the result of an investigation U.S. authorities began into TrickBot during his time in South Korea after the botnet was used “To facilitate ransomware attacks across the US throughout 2020,” according to the report.

The evolution and success of the TrickBot platform has pushed authorities to crack down on the criminals behind TrickBot beginning last year.

In February, authorities took alleged TrickBot developer Alla Witte into custody in Miami.

Witte is believed responsible for developing TrickBot’s ransomware-related functionality, including control, deployment and payments, authorities said at the time of her arrest.

Last October, the tech giant and others used a court order they’d obtained to cut off key infrastructure to TrickBot operations so its operators no longer could initiate new infections or activate ransomware already dropped into computer systems.

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