Microsoft blames SolarWinds hackers for latest USAID cyberattack
Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) has accused Russian hackers SolarWinds Corp (NYSE: SWI), Nobelium, of compromising the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Constant Contact mass messaging system violate the accounts of more than 150 global government agencies, human rights groups and NGOs, reports the Financial Times. This is the same group that manipulated SolarWinds software to penetrate the US Treasury and Commerce departments, the Pentagon, and several Fortune 500 companies. Nobelium is said to have emailed over 3000 accounts to over 150 government agencies. , think tanks, consultancies and non-governmental organizations posing as USAID in the latest attack, Reuters reports. The attack, which primarily targeted the United States, affected at least 24 countries. At least 25% of the victims were involved in international development, humanitarian action and human rights. Microsoft said the attacks appeared to be an extension of multiple efforts to target government intelligence and foreign policy agencies. Russia has refuted the SolarWinds cyberattack allegations this month. Constant Contact was in the process of warning all of its victimized customers. He also had no evidence of a Microsoft product or service vulnerability. The Joe Biden government recently prioritized funding cybersecurity following the multiple hacks. Price Action: MSFT shares traded 0.41% higher at $ 250.32 during the pre-market session during the last check on Friday. Click here for Benzinga options tradesElastic Osquery Host Management Integration Now Responds to Cyber ThreatsEU Privacy Watchdog launches probe against Amazon, Microsoft’s cloud service to EU institutions: Reuters © 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.