Hacker group involved in Iranian government large-scale cyber attack and US announcement October 5 10:25
US IT company Microsoft has announced that a group of hackers involving the Iranian government has launched a large-scale cyber attack on the accounts of officials in the US presidential election last month.
This was revealed by Microsoft on the company blog on the 4th.
According to it, a hacker group called “Phosphorus” involving the Iranian government tried to determine the user's email address more than 2,700 times from August to last month, and also attacked 241 accounts with cyber attacks It means that four of them were actually invaded.
Details of the account that was attacked were not disclosed, but it would include accounts related to officials and government officials of the US presidential election camp and journalists.
Reuters also reported that the hacker group tried to break into the accounts of President Trump's camp.
The relationship between the United States and Iran is getting worse over attacks on oil-related facilities in Saudi Arabia where Iran's involvement has been pointed out.
In June, the American media reported that the American army attacked the Iranian army's missile system and so on, and the battle between the two countries continues in cyberspace.