Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Internet

Microsoft has announced attempts of hackers from Russia to influence elections in the USA — Rambler News Service


Photo: CTK Photo/Rostislav Kalousek/globallookpress.com the Group of hackers connected with the Russian government has made attempts to receive control over six domains for the purpose of influence on congressional elections of the USA, the Microsoft company on the website has stated. "Last week the department of Microsoft of cybercrimes has executed the injunction about transfer of control over six domains created by the group which is closely connected with the Russian government. Groups are known under the names Strontium, Fancy Bear and APT28" — it is said in the statement of Microsoft. The company has specified that malefactors created websites and URL addresses, "interesting the potential victims". Hackers imitated pages of the website of the senate and the International republican institute into which board of directors several senators enter. Microsoft has emphasized that it at the moment doesn't know who was the attack purpose with participation of domains and whether it was succeeded with the help of domains to make the successful attack.

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