3.6.2021 | Microsoft said Russian-based hackers responsible for SolarWinds cyber-attack is now targeting many organizations
According to a report from Business Insider, Microsoft said on May 27th that, the group behind the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack is now targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants and non-governmental organizations.
This Russian-based hacker group called Nobelium has targeted around 3000 email accounts across more than 150 different organizations, Tom Burt, Microsoft vice president of customer security and trust, wrote in a blog post.
Microsoft said, Nobelium carried out these attacks by breaking into an email marketing account called Constant Contact, used by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It then sent phishing emails which looked authentic buy contained malicious content.