According to a Microsoft executive, Hackers have been targeted almost three 2018 Congressional candidates who currently revealed the attempted cyber-intrusions in a board at the Aspen Security Forum.
Today, Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at the Microsoft, noted at the board that the Microsoft had tracked attempts to use false Microsoft domains for the surveillance activities in the year 2016. Now all those endeavors were directly linked to a group which Microsoft called as “Strontium” although the hackers are same who already targeted the Democratic National Committee in the past 2016, and who have also been tied to the Russian military intelligence. And the company has also been very energetic in taking down those domains, but similar activity has also been continued into this year.
Burt also said in a post that earlier of this year the company discovers a forged Microsoft domain which had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks, and company also notice the metadata that recommended by those phishing attacks which were being directed directly at three candidates who all were standing for the election in the midterm elections.
Burt said the company also worked with the United States government only to stop the increasing attacks and refused to recognize the candidates and that way phishing attempts were unsuccessful. However, yet it was not even comprehensible from the board whether the Microsoft has believed the GRU-linked group which was only responsible for the 2018 hacking attempt.
Recently, the US government officials have said that election interfering tied to the Russian government which has continued into the present, and also who are raising concerns about how the activity will affect the upcoming elections.
Trump, president of US, said that “no” for this week after asked whether Russia was still attempting to interfere in the American elections, it’s a statement in the direct disagreement to assessments from the intelligence agencies. And though the response was part of a bizarre back-and-forth which continued with press secretary Sarah Sanders saying that the Trump was not trying to respond to the question and that the administration officials who “believe that the threat still exists.”