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Microsoft strikes back at Necurs botnet by preemptively disabling hacking tools
The action is the result of eight yesrs of tracking and planning, the company said.
10,000 Microsoft customers targeted by nation-state attacks in the last year
Microsoft has tied the attacks — some of which have been successful — with a group linked with Iran (APT 33), with a group from North Korea (APT 38), as well as with two groups linked with Russia (APT 28 and APT 29).
Russian hackers targeted office of vulnerable Democrat
The same outfit of Russian hackers that launched cyberattacks against U.S. targets in the 2016 election also targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Miss., a red-state Democrat who faces a tough reelection bid this year.
Microsoft reveals first known Russian hacking attempt aimed at 2018 midterms
The first Russian cyber salvos have already been fired – and batted back – in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, a Microsoft executive said.