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Microsoft on the Hybrid War in Ukraine

Microsoft on the Hybrid War in Ukraine

Russia’s use of cyberattacks appears to be strongly correlated and sometimes directly timed with its kinetic military operations targeting services and institutions crucial for civilians. For example, a Russian actor launched cyberattacks against a major broadcasting company on March 1st, the same day the Russian military announced its intention to destroy Ukrainian “disinformation” targets and...

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Microsoft Disables Sites of Russian Hacking Group Linked to GRU

Microsoft Disables Sites of Russian Hacking Group Linked to GRU

Microsoft describes the hacking group Strontium as “a Russian GRU connected actor.” The GRU is Russia’s military intelligence service. Strontium was using this infrastructure to target Ukrainian institutions including media organizations. It was also targeting government institutions and think tanks in the United States and the European Union involved in foreign policy. We believe Strontium...

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NSA Warns Microsoft Users of Possible Far-Reaching Damage

NSA Warns Microsoft Users of Possible Far-Reaching Damage

Americans who use outdated versions of Microsoft Windows on their personal and work computers may be in danger of a “wormable” defect that could cause “devastating” and “wide-ranging impacts” according to a cybersecurity advisory from the National Security Agency.  This comes on the heels of a ransomware attack on the city of Baltimore which disrupted...