Microsoft has stated that international cyber space suffered a week-long threat to its security after a named Russian group allegedly infiltrated major organizations on the global front.
This is according to recent publications made available by Microsoft. According to the software group, the ‘Nobelium’ had gained access to an email marketing account used by the US federal government’s aid agency, USAID.
Reports also state that about 3,000 email accounts in more than 150 different organisations had been attacked during the course of the week. Twenty four countries were said to have been affected; with the United States suffering the biggest blow.
Microsoft also confirmed that the same group had attacked SolarWinds last year, ending claims that the Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) was responsible.
Today, the Kremlin came out to deny any prior knowledge on the issue which Microsoft stated was a target on International organizations, humanitarian and human rights groups.