Microsoft says Iran-linked hackers targeted businesses: AP

12:40, 07 March 2019
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That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday that the hacking campaign stole corporate secrets and wiped data from computers, AP wrote.

Microsoft told the Journal the cyberattacks affected oil-and-gas companies and makers of heavy machinery in several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Germany, the United Kingdom, India and the U.S., and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

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Microsoft attributed the attacks to a group it calls Holmium, and which other security researchers call APT33. Microsoft says it detected Holmium targeting more than 2,200 people with phishing emails that can install malicious code.

A call seeking comment from Iran’s mission to the UN wasn’t immediately returned Wednesday.

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