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Could nation-state hackers target your email? Microsoft thinks so

July 18, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft has shown off the first voting system to make use of its ElectionGuard technology, which is designed to prevent tampering with elections, while revealing some alarming statistics about how many normal people – not just business customers – have been targeted by nation-state sponsored cyber-attacks.

The worrying truth is that Microsoft says it has notified almost 10,000 customers that they have either been targeted, or actually compromised, by a nation-state attack.

While 84% of these attacks were against enterprise customers, 16% were aimed at the personal email accounts of everyday consumers. So that represents over 1,500 people who have been hit (or could have been hit) with such cyber-attacks.

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