Russia, China, Iran Hackers Target Biden and Trump Campaigns

Russia, China, Iran Hackers Target Biden and Trump Campaigns

Hackers from Russia, China and Iran have targeted political campaigns in the U.S. including those run by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, Microsoft  (MSFT) – Get Report said on Thursday.

“We have and will continue to defend our democracy against these attacks. … The activity we are announcing today makes clear that foreign activity groups have stepped up their efforts targeting the 2020 election as had been anticipated,” the Redmond, Wash., software giant said in a blog post on Thursday.

Microsoft said hackers operating from Russia, also identified in the Mueller report, have attacked more than 200 organizations including political campaigns, advocacy groups, parties and political consultants.

Hackers from China have “indirectly and unsuccessfully targeted” Biden’s campaign through the personal email accounts of people working within his campaign, the company said.

Meanwhile, hackers from Iran have unsuccessfully attempted to log into the accounts of White House administration officials and of Trump campaign staff, the company added.

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