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Old 07-20-2018, 01:02 AM
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Default Microsoft reveals first known midterm campaign hacking attempts

Kind looks like tRump and his best bud, putin cooked up a plan fer the mid-terms with that 2 hour secret meeting they had in HelsTinki.

<Microsoft detected and helped block hacking attempts against three congressional candidates this year, a company executive said Thursday, marking the first known example of cyber interference in the midterm elections.>

<“Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks,” said Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president for security and trust, at the Aspen Security Forum. “And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections.”>

<Burt declined to name the targets but said they were “people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.”>

<Microsoft took down the fake domain and worked with the federal government to block the phishing messages. Burt said that none of the targeted campaign staffers were infected.>

<Burt did not specify whether the hacking attempts originated from Russia.>

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...crosoft-733256
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Kind looks like tRump and his best bud, putin cooked up a plan fer the mid-terms with that 2 hour secret meeting they had in HelsTinki.

<Microsoft detected and helped block hacking attempts against three congressional candidates this year, a company executive said Thursday, marking the first known example of cyber interference in the midterm elections.>

<“Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks,” said Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president for security and trust, at the Aspen Security Forum. “And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections.”>

<Burt declined to name the targets but said they were “people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.”>

<Microsoft took down the fake domain and worked with the federal government to block the phishing messages. Burt said that none of the targeted campaign staffers were infected.>

<Burt did not specify whether the hacking attempts originated from Russia.>

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...crosoft-733256
yep, some people can't grasp the reality of this kind of campaign.
we are at this moment unsure of the validity of any count in any district.
Let's go back to league of women voters counting ballots and reporting that to the state by phone or runner.
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