Russia, Iran, North Korea target Microsoft customers with Cyber Attacks


Microsoft has released an official statement yesterday saying that it has notified more than 10,000 of its customers that they were being targeted by cyberattacks from hackers hailing from Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

Tom Burt, the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft has confirmed the news in a statement released yesterday and said that 85% of the observed targets were from the company’s enterprise customers, while 16% of them were individuals.

Burt specified in the statement that the attacks were not released to election interference in any way and stated that some nations are relying heavily on cyberattacks to gain intelligence, influence the populace of nations, and to achieve other objectives.

The American tech giant says that it identified the victims via its AccountGuard service which was specifically designed to protect entities vital to a democracy. And the estimate of victims was drawn from the data analyzed from the threat detector since August last year.

Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders should notify a fact over here that the released data from Microsoft shows how vulnerable are the political candidates- just before the 2020 Presidential elections.

In general, Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran are touted as the main adversaries of the United States in Cyberspace. Now the software giant has presented enough evidence to the world on how other nations are using cyberattack tools to bring a political instability in the United States.

Hope, someone from the Trump Administration have made a note of the impeaching cyber threat and will take necessary action in time to safeguard the US 2020 Polls to be held on November 3rd of next year.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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