Microsoft takes down six phishing domains linked to Russian election hackers
The Verge ---------- Microsoft has seized six phishing domains that belong to Russian government hackers, the company announced today. The domains were registered by Russia’s GRU intelligence agency, which is also alleged to have stolen and leaked emails from the Clinton campaign in 2016. The domains appear to be aimed at spoofing government targets, including addresses like “senate.group” and “adfs-senate.email.” Others mimic the domains of the International Republican Institute and the Hudson Institute, which are conservative think tanks that have been critical of President Trump. Presumably, the group was intending to use the superficial similarity of the domains to aid in a phishing attack, sending malware-laced emails to targets masquerading as colleagues. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.