Microsoft Says Russian State Hackers Responsible for 58% of Attacks on US govt agencies.
Nearly 58% of attacks between July 2020 and June 2021 were from Russia
Tom Burt Microsoft Corporate VP for Customer Security and Trust said Russian nation-state actors are growingly targeting the government agencies to collect intelligence data. Most of the agencies that were targeted were part of foreign policy, defense, or national security.
He further stated that the success rate of the hackers also saw a boost of about 32 on June 30 while compared with 21% in the last 12 months.
On the other hand, China was involved in fewer than 1 in 10 state-backed hacking trials. However, had a higher success rate of about 44% while breaking into network systems.
Tom Burt additionally said that in the last year alone, the Russian state hack groups have strengthened their position in bringing threats to the global digital ecosystem by showing persistence, adaptability, and sheer willingness.
Even Microsoft’s Digital Security Unit Head, Cristin Goodwin stated that in total nation-state hacking saw 10% to 20% successful hacks.
He said they are trying hard to bring the numbers down. As lower the number of compromised systems, the better they are doing the task to secure the systems.
This Thursday, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) Director of Software Engineering Shane Huntley also stated that Google warned nearly 14k of its users of being a victim by state-sponsored phishing campaign from APT28 (STRONTIUM).