Microsoft Updates On Russian Nobelium Phishing Campaign, Urges Companies To Move To The Cloud
In January, the advanced Russian hacking group Nobelium began ramping up a phishing campaign, targeting "government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations." More recently, however, the group gained access to the USAID's "Constant Contact" marketing account, allowing them to send authentic-looking emails with malware embedded to the group's targets. Thankfully, Microsoft's Defender largely blocked this malicious activity, but it still required some investigation.
As always, Microsoft will continue its "efforts across all these issues and will continue to work across the private sector, with the Administration and with all other interested governments to make this progress." In addition it says that wall must collectively, "Work to better defend. The best defense is to move to the cloud, where the most secure technology from any cloud provider is always up to date, and where the fastest security innovations are occurring." The hope is that we will have to worry about cyber threats significantly less at some point, but that will take some work to get there. In the meantime, stay tuned to HotHardware for updates on security threats around the world.