Microsoft says exec email breached in Russia-backed hack

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San Francisco (AFP) – Hackers linked to Russia’s intelligence service broke into email accounts of senior Microsoft executives, according to a regulatory filing available Friday. Microsoft identified the cyber attacker as a group referred to as “Midnight Blizzard,” which it said has been connected to Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service by US and British governments. “This threat actor is known to primarily target governments, diplomatic entities, non-government organizations, and IT service providers primarily in the US and Europe,” Microsoft said in a blog post in August last year detailing…

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