Microsoft announced today that it successfully took down 50 web domains previously used by a North Korean government-backed hacking group. The OS maker said the 50 domains were used to launch cyberattacks by a group the company has been tracking as Thallium (also known as APT37).
Microsoft said North Korea-linked hacker group ‘Thallium’ stole sensitive information from its Windows users. The hackers targeted government employees, think tanks, university staff and individuals working on nuclear proliferation, among others https://t.co/L9HH7AtCuD pic.twitter.com/cMNbwSThBT— Reuters (@Reuters) December 31, 2019
"A new lawsuit targets two unnamed people who Microsoft claims work for Thallium, which the suit describes as a 'cybertheft operation' that has worked to gain access to "high-value" computer networks"https://t.co/dVPPicgeKk— ɹǝɥdoʇsıɹɥɔ (@just_some_d00d) December 30, 2019
Microsoft has taken legal action to block 50 internet domains believed to have been used by a North Korean group to hack into its users’ accounts for nearly a decadehttps://t.co/ARSCDRcgIC— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 31, 2019
Tricking people into giving someone your username and password shouldn't be reported as "hacking". https://t.co/SqpvVLogVw— Scott Johnson (@texas_dynamite) December 31, 2019