Microsoft says hackers tried to breach European think tanks and non-profit organizations

Saheli Roy Choudhury reports:

Microsoft said hackers targeted European think tanks and non-profit organizations which often have contact with government officials.

The attacks were carried out late last year through phishing campaigns to steal employee credentials and deliver malware, the tech giant said in a blog post on Wednesday.

The company said it detected attacks targeting employees of the German Council on Foreign Relations and European offices of The Aspen Institute and The German Marshall Fund through malicious websites and spoofed email addresses that looked legitimate.

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