Microsoft has accused hackers from Russia, China, and Iran in an attempt to break into the election headquarters of U.S. President Donald Trump and presidential candidate from the Democratic Party of Joe Biden.
According to the IT giant, in recent weeks the company has registered a number of cyber attacks on people associated with the upcoming presidential elections. It is noted that most of the hacking attempts were successfully prevented.
Microsoft representatives in their report specifically mentioned a group of hackers under the conventional name “Strontium”, which is believed to be operating from Russia. According to the company, the group attacked more than 200 different organizations, including political consultants and Trump and Biden headquarters. The hackers at Microsoft believe the purpose of intelligence gathering. The company also believes that the Strontium group is involved in the interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.
Earlier it was reported that the alleged Russian hackers, allegedly acting on behalf of the Russian state, made an attempt to undermine the campaign of the U.S. presidential candidate from the Democratic Party of Joe Biden. The purpose of the hacking was the employees of SKDKnickerbocker, the leading strategy and communications firm of Biden’s headquarters, as well as serving other prominent Democrats.
Russia was repeatedly accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. U.S. journalists and officials claimed that “Russian hackers” stole the Democrat correspondence and published it on the Internet, as well as tried to penetrate the electronic counting system.