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Microsoft claims hackers linked to Russian Federation compromised executives' accounts

20 January 2024 21:41 (UTC+04:00)
Microsoft claims hackers linked to Russian Federation compromised executives' accounts

Microsoft Corporation claims to have detected hacking of several accounts of the company's employees, Azernews reports citing TASS.

"Microsoft's security team detected a state-sponsored attack on our corporate systems on 12 January 2024," the statement said.

According to the company, Russian-linked hackers from the Midnight Blizzard group gained access to a "very small percentage" of corporate email accounts of company executives, as well as employees from some departments, including cybersecurity.

The corporation claims the hackers stole documents that contained information about their group.

Microsoft has launched an investigation into the incident. It is noted that so far there is no information that the attackers could gain access to user services, source code or artificial intelligence systems.

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