Hackers in Iran, China and Russia have increased efforts to get password information for people involved in the campaigns of US president Trump and his opponent Joe Biden, Microsoft announced.
The Russian group, according to the company, “launched credential harvesting attacks against tens of thousands of accounts at more than 200 organizations between September 2019 and June 2020.”
More recently, the hackers “targeted 6,912 accounts belonging to 28 organizations” just between August 19 and Sept. 3, Microsoft said.
Those organizations, located in both the US and the UK, are “directly involved in political elections.”
A third group of hackers, called Phosphorus are operating from Iran.
Iranian hackers “continued to attack the personal accounts of people associated with the Donald J. Trump for President campaign,” the company said.
Microsoft said it had directly notified those who were targeted or compromised so they can take action to protect themselves.