Microsoft disrupts Russian hacker attack on Ukraine, EU, US

8 April, 02:05 PM
Microsoft blocked hackers (Photo:REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Microsoft blocked hackers (Photo:REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Microsoft said on April 7 it had stopped attempts by Russian military hackers to break into targets in Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States, Reuters reports.

In a blog post, the tech giant claimed that a group of hackers it refers to as “Strontium” tried to attack government agencies and think tanks in the EU and the US. Ukrainian government agencies and media organizations were also among the targets. 

“Strontium” is the monicker given by Microsoft to the hacker group Fancy Bear, which is linked to Russian military intelligence. 

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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine previously stated that on the night of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, February 24, the Russian Federation intended to destroy Ukraine’s entire cyber defense of. 

The SBU noted that it, and other cybersecurity agencies, were able to prevent the aggressor from using cyberspace to obtain military advantages.

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