Microsoft was hacked by Russia!

After SolarWinds, Microsoft was again the target of Russian state-sponsored hackers. Here are the details…

Microsoft, like any large business, it is subject to cyber attacks from time to time. The company is faced with it again. In addition, the attack has the same source as the solar wind violations to which they have been previously exposed. The company blames Russian hackers for this attack.

Microsoft said the same Russian-backed hackers responsible for the solar wind breach in 2020 will continue to attack the global technology supply chain. The company said it has brutally targeted cloud service providers and others since the summer.

Was Microsoft able to prevent the cyber attack?

The cyber-attack team, which Microsoft called Nobelium, used a new strategy. Cloud service providers wanted to restore direct access to their customers’ information technology (IT) systems. Suppliers act as intermediaries between software and hardware manufacturers and product users.

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According to the blog post published by Microsoft, this attack was noticed when it was still in its early stages. He then said he shared these developments with cloud service providers and technology providers to prevent Nobelium from making further progress.

Microsoft follows the activities of Nobelium since May. It was recorded that the attacking group attacked more than 140 companies. Of these, 14 are said to be in danger of extinction. The attacks have become even more brutal since July.

The scope and purpose of the cyber attack

Microsoft announced that 609 customers have been hacked 22,868 times by Nobelium. He said he had some success, albeit low. This number represents more attacks than all national state actors in the past three years.

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Earlier this month, Microsoft reported that Russia responsible for the majority of state-sponsored attacks detected by the Seattle-based software and internet giant last year. Most attacks have targeted government agencies and think tanks in the United States. Ukraine, the United Kingdom and European NATO members also form the continuation of the ranking.

The company said the latest activity is another indication that Russia is seeking long-term and systematic access to various points in the technology supply chain. He then added that he was trying to set up a mechanism to investigate targets that are of interest to the Russian government now or in the future.

What do you think of this Russian state-based cyber attack on? Microsoft? You can share your ideas with us in the comments.

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