Tuesday, October 27, 18:18
Home security Microsoft: Russia is behind most cyber attacks

Microsoft: Russia is behind most cyber attacks

The Russian-based hackers are responsible for most of the attacks - nationwide - on Microsoft customers, according to new company data.

Microsoft has issued 13.000 alerts for hacking attempts nationwide to its customers in the last two years, with 52% of cases between July 2019 and June 2020 being related to Russian hackers - whose goals range from the election to the Olympics. , according to a report released Tuesday. Iran was responsible for a quarter of them notifications, while China was responsible for 12%. The rest of the nation-state activity observed by Microsoft came from North Korea and other countries.

Russia Microsoft
Microsoft: Russia is behind most cyber attacks

Russian hackers have targeted election and political organizations in many countries, as well as non-profit groups, professional services and the higher education sector, Microsoft says. Kremlin-linked hackers also tried to break into 16 sports and anti-doping organizations on three continents amid investigations into doping in Russian athletes.

"We see state-linked aggressors constantly evolving and trying new things. techniquesSaid Tom Burt, vice president of Microsoft. "Attackers gain by having such good resources, they are determined and flexible." Foreign hackers in recent weeks have continued to target organizations related to US policy, he said.

Iranian hackers have also been very productive, increasing the volume of their attacks over the past six months, Burt said. In August 2019 alone, Iranian hackers attacked 241 Microsoft accounts related to the presidential campaign. USA and current and former U.S. officials, political journalists, and prominent Iranians living in abroad, the report said. While only four of these attacks were successful, Microsoft expects activity to increase as the US election approaches.

The hackers based in China "They tried to get information about organizations related to the upcoming US presidential election," according to Microsoft. These hackers have also been active in cyber-related medical attacks investigations. Among the multiple hacking efforts of medical research institutes in USA and Asia, Chinese-based hackers attack US university investigating vaccine for corona on March.

China is one of 16 countries that Microsoft has observed targeting organizations involved in the global Covid-19 response effort. Targets of these attacks included global medical teams assistance and humanitarian aid together with government health care organizations.

But China was also the victim of the attacks that tried to take advantage of the pandemic. "China, the United States and Russia were hit hardest, but almost every country in the world faced at least one attack on him Covid-19"With the volume of successful attacks in countries affected by the outbreak increasing, the fear and desire for information has grown," the Microsoft report said.

Hospitals and other entities have also been hit by ransomware whose files have been locked until paid for. ransom. Ransomware is the "most problematic" and "fastest growing" threat to cyberspace, said Burt.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Teo Ehc
Teo Ehchttps://www.secnews.gr
Be the limited edition.

LIVE NEWS

How to install a .watchface file on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch lets you customize the faces of the watch to display all kinds of useful information. But did you know ...

The five biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data is becoming more and more sought after as our daily lives become more digitized. The technology giants that monopolize data are ...

Microsoft is limiting the availability of Windows 10 20H2

Microsoft is currently restricting the availability of Windows 10 20H2 to provide all users who want to ...

How to enable the new Chrome Read more feature

The latest version of Google Chrome browser, v86, released earlier this month, contains a secret feature called Read ...

How to choose a custom color for the Start menu

Starting with the October 2020 update, Windows 10 is the default on a theme that removes bright colors from ...

NASA telescope discovers drinking water on the moon

Eleven years ago, a spacecraft changed our view of the moon forever. The data collected by ...

Microsoft: Enhances password spray attack detection capabilities

Microsoft has significantly improved the ability to detect password spray attacks in the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and has reached the point ...

How to prevent companies from finding our phone number

In the age of advertising, the more user information is known the more convenient it is for companies. And in particular, the ...

Violation in a psychotherapy clinic led to blackmail of patients

Two years ago, a cyber attack took place in a Finnish psychotherapy clinic, which resulted in data theft and ransom demand. Now,...

Australia: Enhances cybersecurity and privacy!

The Government of New South Wales in Australia has set up a task force to strengthen cybersecurity and protection ...