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Microsoft says Russia is behind majority of state-sponsored attacks

October 8, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Russia accounted for a majority (58%) of state-sponsored cybercrime attacks detected by Microsoft’s cybersecurity experts over the past year, mostly targeting government agencies and think tanks in the US, the company has claimed.

The insights come from Microsoft’s annual Digital Defense Report and reveal that the successful SolarWinds campaign helped boost the success-rate of Russian state-backed actors from 21% last year to 32% this year.

According to Microsoft, after the US, the favorite targets of the Russian threat actors were Ukraine, Britain and other European NATO members.

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