SolarWinds Hackers Target Government Agencies

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Russia-based hackers that attacked SolarWinds are targetting government agencies, think tanks and others in fresh campaign, Microsoft warns

The Kremlin-backed hackers who targeted SolarWinds customers in a supply chain attack last year, have launched a fresh cyber offensive.

This is the warning from Microsoft, which calls the Russian-backed hackers Nobelium, a hacking group that is also known as APT29, Cozy Bear, and the Dukes.

The Nobelium hackers are targetting government agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organisations, Microsoft warned in a blog post.

Fresh campaign

Nobelium launched the current attacks after getting access to an email marketing service used by the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, according to Microsoft.

“This week we observed cyberattacks by the threat actor Nobelium targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organisations,” blogged Microsoft’s…

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