Russian hackers target emails of Microsoft senior leaders, company says (UPI)

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    Russian hackers target emails of Microsoft senior leaders, company says – By Ehren Wynder (UPI) / Jan 20, 2024

    Jan. 20 (UPI) — Microsoft said Friday that a Russian hacking group gained access to some email accounts belonging to the company’s senior leaders.

    The software corporation disclosed in a regulatory filing that it detected a “nation-state attack” on its systems on Jan. 12. Microsoft identified the culprit as Midnight Blizzard, a Russian-state sponsored actor also known as Nobelium, and put a stop to the attack on Jan. 13.

    According to the filing, Nobelium in November used a “password spray attack” — a method of trying commonly used passwords — to infiltrate a “legacy” account and then use that account’s permissions to access a “very small percentage” of corporate email accounts.

    The hacker group infiltrated email accounts belonging to Microsoft senior leadership, as well as employees in cybersecurity, legal and other departments, the company said.

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