Microsoft seizes control of 42 domains used by China-based Nickel hacking group

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Microsoft seizes control of 42 domains used by China-based Nickel hacking group
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Microsoft seizes control of 42 domains used by China-based Nickel hacking group

The company is now directing Nickel's traffic to its own servers

Microsoft says its Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has taken control of 42 domains that were being operated by a Chinese-based cyber-espionage group to carry out intelligence gathering in the US, as well...

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