On Friday, Microsoft revealed that it had found evidence that a hacker group from Iran was trying to access the email accounts of a presidential candidate by 2020.
In his article he describes the discoveryMicrosoft declined to name the candidate for the presidency, but said its account was hampered by the threat of a group of companies called Phosphorus.
The war campaign was one of a series of talks that Iranian trainers attempted to target during the 30-day period between August and September this year. According to Microsoft, its threat agency found more than 2,700 attempts to identify email accounts and went on to “attack” 241 of them.
“Target accounts of the US presidential war, former U.S. government officials, international political correspondents, and Iranian officials living outside Iran , “says Tom Burt, Microsoft’s Vice President for Client Security and Trust. , that is. “Four accounts were damaged at the end of these attempts.”
According to Microsoft, Phosphorus attempted to access secondary email accounts connected to Microsoft to break it down. It also tries to steal phone numbers associated with users. According to Burt, the attacks were not technical but “an attempt to use big information” for their own purposes.