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Iranian hackers target a US presidential campaign confirms Microsoft

Washington: Microsoft has disclosed details on a significant hacking effort from Iran, which targeted a US presidential campaign between August and September.

Microsoft although denied to name the targeted presidential candidate. Reuters reported on Friday that the hackers were targeting President Donald Trump’s campaign, noting that his campaign’s official website is the only candidate’s page linked to Microsoft’s cloud email service.

Iranian hackers made more than 2,700 attempts to break into email accounts belonging to a US presidential campaign, current and former US government officials, as well as journalists and prominent Iranians living outside the country, according to Microsoft’s corporate Vice President on customer security and trust, Tom Burt.

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