Russian hackers target U.S. campaigns, parties: Microsoft - 2020-09-10

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F0.png Russian hackers target U.S. campaigns, parties: Microsoft September 10, 2020, Frank Bajak, Associated Press, CTV News

BOSTON -- The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, Microsoft said Thursday.

Those efforts reflect a broader increase in targeting of U.S. political campaigns and related groups, the company said. "What we've seen is consistent with previous attack patterns that not only target candidates and campaign staffers but also those who they consult on key issues," Tom Burt, a Microsoft vice-president, said in a blog post. U.S. political organizations were also probed, the company said.

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified, he said. The company would not comment on who may have been successfully hacked or the impact.

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{{cite news | first = Frank | last = Bajak | title = Russian hackers target U.S. campaigns, parties: Microsoft | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/america-votes/russian-hackers-target-u-s-campaigns-parties-microsoft-1.5099912 | work = Associated Press | publisher = CTV News | date = September 10, 2020 | accessdate = September 12, 2020 }}