Microsoft Sinkholes 6 Fancy Bear/APT28 Internet Domains

In a sign that US security experts and officials this election season are on high alert for potential Russian hacking and meddling during the midterms, Microsoft today revealed that it has taken over six potentially malicious Internet domains set up by the nation-state hacking team Fancy Bear, aka APT 28, Pawn Storm, and Strontium. The sinkhole operation shutting down the domains appears to have disrupted the early stages of a possible cyberattack campaign.

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