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Russia-Backed Hackers Try to Harvest Office 365 Credentials

Microsoft is providing additional details about how a hacking group affiliated with Russian military intelligence is attempting to harvest Office 365 credentials associated with election campaigns in the U.S. and U.K.

Last week, Microsoft reported Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers were targeting organizations and individuals associated with the Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential campaigns. The attacks against the parties, campaigns and consultants – the majority of which have been blocked – have been attributed by Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center to Russia’s Strontium hacking group; China’s Zirconium APT group; and Iran’s Phosporus APT group.

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