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Microsoft Seizes Iranian Hacker Websites

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7Dnews London

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:45 GMT

Microsoft said on Wednesday March 27th that it had seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers in cyber-attacks, AP has reported.

This came after a lawsuit filed by the tech giant against the ‘Phosphorus’ hacker group, which others call APT35, and obtaining a US judge's approval.

Microsoft says it has been tracking the group since 2013.

According to the company, the group has tried to steal sensitive information from activists, journalists, and others in the Middle East.

Microsoft said the hackers were linked to Iran, but not to its government in particular.


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