Russian, Chinese, and Iranian hackers are targeting the US election, says Microsoft

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Hackers from Russia, China, and Iran are targeting individuals and organizations involved in both Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s presidential campaigns, according to a new security report from Microsoft. The tech giant says the “majority” of the attacks it’s detected have been unsuccessful, but it’s working with targets who have been compromised.

Notably, Microsoft says that the Russian hacking group known variously as Fancy Bear, Strontium, or APT28, which successfully targeted Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, has returned to look for new targets in the upcoming 2020 election. President Trump downplayed Russia’s connection to the Clinton hackers throughout the 2016 campaign, and recent reports indicate he has actively…

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