Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Attacked Campaign Server

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
October 4, 2019 Topic: Politics Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: Election InterferenceIran2020 ElectionHackingCyber Attack

Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Attacked Campaign Server

It's not yet clear which one.

Iranian hackers have been trying to get into the email accounts of at least one presidential campaign, multiple American journalists and current and former U.S. government officials according to Microsoft.

The hackers have support from Iran’s government and made over 2,700 attempts to identify email accounts of various individuals, a Friday Microsoft report says.

Microsoft did not name the targeted campaign, but researchers said hackers tried to attack 241 accounts. They were able to infiltrate four of them, the New York Times reported.

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