Russian hackers target Republican think tanks critical of Moscow, Microsoft says

Russian hackers target Republican think tanks critical of Moscow, Microsoft says

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Russia’s intelligence agency is ramping up its hacking attempts on U.S. political targets as the Midterm elections get nearer. The hackers’ latest target: conservative think tanks which have broken from President Donald Trump and are seeking continued sanctions against Moscow.

In a report posted on Microsoft’s website by company president Brad Smith, Microsoft announced they had taken control of 6 domains via court order that were being set up by Russian hackers to deploy in a spearphishing attack. The company pointed out that it “currently [has] no evidence these domains were used in any successful attacks.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Russian hackers target Republican think tanks critical of Moscow, Microsoft says

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