SolarWinds Actors Are Back With New Hack Affecting 3,000 Email Accounts and 150 Agencies
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Microsoft said it observed this week the same Russian hackers behind the SolarWinds hack, the Nobelium group, targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations, affecting more than 3,000 email accounts across 150 agencies, a quarter of which are involved international development, humanitarian and human rights.
The actors were able to launch the attacks by breaching the Constant Contact account of USAID via a phishing campaign that inserted a malicious file used to distribute a backdoor that Microsoft calls NativeZone. The backdoor is capable of stealing data to infect other computers on the network. Microsoft said many of the attacks targeting its …
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