CISA issues emergency order on Microsoft breach by Russian hackers

Affected bodies must take immediate action, agency says

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CISA issues emergency order on Microsoft breach by Russian hackers
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CISA issues emergency order on Microsoft breach by Russian hackers

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published its recently issued emergency directive on Thursday, which confirmed that a Russian state-sponsored hacker group was able to steal emails from federal agencies in connection with the breach of Microsoft executive accounts.

The threat actor, known as Midnight Blizzard, has been associated with Russia's SVR foreign intelligence unit by the US government. Through the compromise of Microsoft corporate email accounts, ...

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