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Microsoft states on cyber attack of three candidates to the US Congress

Microsoft is sure that the attempts of cyber attacks have been implemented by the same group that hacked the network of the Committee of the Democratic Party of the US prior to the presidential election in 2016
09:50, 21 July 2018

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Three candidates for the election to the US Congress, which will take place in the fall of 2018, have undergone a cyber attack with the use of fake Microsoft page. Tom Burt, the Vice President on security issues claimed this at Aspen forum, CNN reports 

‘Earlier this year, we detected a fake domain of Microsoft that was likely used as part of phishing attacks directed at the three campaigns,’ the Vice President of the company claimed. 

Related: Another cyber attack detected from territory of Russian Federation, - Security Service

According to him, the hackers presumably are connected with the Russian intelligence. Microsoft is sure that the tries of the cyberattack have been conducted by the group that hacked the network of the Committee of the Democratic Party of the US prior to the presidential election in 2016, reads the message. 

However, Burt refused to name the candidates. He noted that these people may be interesting targets for spying in accordance with their posts. 

Related: Russia to keep using cyber attacks for geopolitical influence, - Ukraine's SBU

The Vice President stated on the removal of the fake domain and phishing messages. Microsoft addressed the government and claimed that hack attempts were unsuccessful. 

Reportedly, such called mid-term elections will take place in the US this fall where 35 senators and 39 governors will be elected.  

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