Tech Break

Aug 23rd 2018

Tech Break 5199

Microsoft Takes out Russian Political Spoofers

Microsoft Takes Out Russian Spoofs
Category: TWiT Bits

This morning Microsoft said that the APT28 hacking group - also known as Strontium, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Sednit, and Pawn Storm, which is believed to be tied to the Russian government -had established at least six fake websites related to US Senate and conservative organizations to trick its visitors and hack into their computers. Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit disabled the fake websites last week after obtaining court approval last year. This allowed Microsoft to seize the fake domains created by APT28 before they were used in any successful attacks.

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