SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft has revealed that the hacking group ‘Nobilium’, backed by Russian intelligence circles, has carried out another massive cyber attack in the US. Nobiliam was behind the ‘Solar Winds’ cyber attack that shocked the US last year.
The hackers hacked into the email system of USAid for International Development, a government agency working to provide foreign aid, and sent infected emails to more than 3,000 people in more than 150 organizations last Tuesday. These institutions are in the government, voluntary and consulting sectors. Most of these are in the US, but e – mails have been sent to individuals in 24 countries, said Tom Burt, vice president of Microsoft.
The message included the news that Donald Trump had published the documents of the coup against him in the last election and the instructions to click on the link to read them.
Clicking on the links in the mail will allow the virus to invade the user’s computer system and lead to more cyber attacks and data thefts.
The latest attack comes less than a month after the US imposed sanctions on Russia over a series of cyber-attempts and hacking attempts at solar winds in the US presidential election.
The U.S. resisted
White House sources said US agencies have effectively resisted cyber-attacks. Most emails are likely to go to the spam category so there is no big threat. The White House did not take the incident lightly, as a summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin was scheduled for June 16.
Solar Winds Attack
The solar wind attack happened last December. The hackers broke into the system of a US IT company called Solar Winds and installed a virus on their software product Orion. As a result, the virus infiltrated the computer and network systems of all users who updated the software. The impact of the attack was heightened by the fact that Orion users included large U.S. companies, the Pentagon and other defense agencies.
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