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Oct. 2019 – Microsoft: Iran-Backed Group Targeted a Presidential Campaign

Oct. 2019 – Microsoft: Iran-Backed Group Targeted a Presidential Campaign

GovInfoSecurity interviews our CEO on the nation-state hacking of high-profile persons and presidential candidates.

‘Phosphorous’ Hacking Group Attempted Attacks on 240 Email Accounts Over Two Months

Microsoft says that over the past two months, a hacking group apparently linked to Iran targeted email accounts associated with the campaign of one 2020 U.S. presidential candidate, current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians living outside Iran.

Friday, the New York Times, citing two anonymous sources who have knowledge of the attack, reported that that the campaign account targeted by the hacking group belonged to President Donald Trump’s campaign.

– See full story at: https://www.govinfosecurity.com/microsoft-iran-backed-group-targeted-presidential-campaign-a-13198.

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