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LATEST: US, Britain impose sanctions on Russia’s Trickbot malware hacking gang

FILE PHOTO: Russian hacking underground newsletter is seen in this illustration taken. Russia-based cyber gangs have been blamed for the majority of Ransomware attacks.

By Raphael Satter and Suzanne Smalley

The United States and Britain have imposed sanctions against seven leading members of a notorious Russian hacking gang known as Trickbot, officials announced on Friday.

Trickbot’s malicious software at one point was counted among one of the internet’s most pernicious security threats, capable of stealing financial data, spreading across networks, and dropping ransom software.

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