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Microsoft seizes domains of Russia-backed hacker group that targeted Ukraine

Microsoft has blocked and seized web disciplines belonging to Russian military intelligence- patronized hacker group called Strontium or APT28 that targeted Ukraine, including media outlets.

The tech mammoth attained a court order that authorised it to take control of seven internet disciplines that Strontium was using to conduct these attacks.
“We’ve sincere-directed these disciplines to a billabong controlled by Microsoft, enabling us to alleviate Strontium’s current use of these disciplines and enabling victim announcements,” said Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President, Client Security and Trust at Microsoft.

The company lately observed attacks from Strontium targetting Ukrainian realities and were suitable to disrupt some of these attacks.
Strontium was targetting Ukrainian institutions including media organisations. It was also targeting government institutions and suppose tanks in the US and the European Union involved in foreign policy.

“We believe Strontium was trying to establish long- term access to the systems of its targets, give politic support for the physical irruption and exfiltrate sensitive information. We’ve notified Ukraine’s government about the exertion we detected and the action we have taken,” said Burt.
Started in 2016, this dislocation is part of an ongoing long- term investment, to take legal and specialized action to seize structure being used by Strontium, according to Microsoft.

” Previous to this week, we had taken action through this process 15 times to seize control of further than 100 Strontium controlled disciplines,”Burt informed.
Microsoft has observed nearly all of Russia’s nation- state actors engaged in the ongoing full-scale offense against Ukraine’s government and critical structure.

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