Oct 4, 2019

Iranian hackers targeted US 2020 campaign, says Microsoft

Hackers that appear to be linked to Iran's government have targeted the 2020 US presidential election, according to tech company Microsoft. A spokesman for the Trump campaign said it had no indication it had been targeted. "Today we're sharing that we've recently seen significant cyber activity by a threat group we call Phosphorus, which we believe originates from Iran and is linked to the Iranian government," a Microsoft statement reads. "The targeted accounts are associated with a US presidential campaign, current and former US government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians living outside Iran," Microsoft said. The hackers tried to take over the accounts, in attacks Microsoft called "Not technically sophisticated".

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