Microsoft Claims New Russia-Linked Cyberattacks Target US | 22,000 Malicious Activities Already Take Place?
(Photo : Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images) This photo taken on August 4, 2020 shows Prince, a member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance who refused to give his real name, using a website that monitors global cyberattacks on his computer at their office in Dongguan, China's southern Guangdong province. - From a small, dingy office tucked away in an industrial city in southern China, the Red Hacker Alliance.
Microsoft Claims New Russia-Linked Cyberattacks Target US | 22,000 Malicious Activities Already Take Place?
(Photo : Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images) An iris-recognition device is operated at Argus Soloutions August 11, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian Federal Government are considering including biometric data such as fingerprints, iris scans, or facial recognition on a national identity card in a bid to combat fraud, illegal immigration and terrorism. Details of individuals' biometrics would be stored on the card in an algorithmic code to prevent identity theft.

Microsoft claimed that the United States is currently being targeted by new cyberattacks, which are also being linked to Russia.  

Microsoft Claims New Russia-Linked Cyberattacks Target US | 22,000 Malicious Activities Already Take Place?
(Photo : Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)
This photo taken on August 4, 2020 shows Prince, a member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance who refused to give his real name, using a website that monitors global cyberattacks on his computer at their office in Dongguan, China's southern Guangdong province. - From a small, dingy office tucked away in an industrial city in southern China, the Red Hacker Alliance.

"Today, we're sharing the latest activity we've observed from the Russian nation-state actor Nobelium," said Microsoft via its recent official blog post. 

Nobelium is also linked to the attackers that breached SolarWinds' database back in 2020. Like the recent REvil ransomware gang, this group of hackers is also connected to Russia. 

On the other hand, Microsoft said that Nobelium is also copying the hacking techniques of other cyberattacks. Involved security researchers explained that the rising ransomware gang is using these old strategies to target organizations integral to the global IT supply chain, as reported by the official Microsoft blog

Microsoft Claims New Cyberattacks Target US

According to Interesting Engineering's latest report, the giant software provider claimed that it identified around 22,000 new cyberattacks between July 1 and Oct. 19. 

The tech developer added that these new malicious activities are specifically targeting the cloud infrastructure of the U.S. However, Microsoft did not provide the specific details of these new hacking activities. 

Microsoft Claims New Russia-Linked Cyberattacks Target US | 22,000 Malicious Activities Already Take Place?

(Photo : Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
An iris-recognition device is operated at Argus Soloutions August 11, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian Federal Government are considering including biometric data such as fingerprints, iris scans, or facial recognition on a national identity card in a bid to combat fraud, illegal immigration and terrorism. Details of individuals' biometrics would be stored on the card in an algorithmic code to prevent identity theft.

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Although Nobelium and other new cybercriminal gangs are appearing, security experts and government agencies are still able to use countermeasures to prevent other malicious groups completely. 

This was seen when the FBI used REvil's own tactic against the hacking group. But, some online attackers can still use new techniques to breach company systems and giant social media platforms. 

In other news, YouTube users are being warned of new malicious videos spreading on the giant online website.  

Other Details of New Cyberattacks in the U.S.

Although Microsoft did not specify the exact details of Nobelium's malicious activities and other new cyberattacks targeting the U.S., some experts believe that one of the methods used is quite simple. 

This is specifically the so-called password spray, which is conducted by using a compromised password to access multiple accounts. They would do this on different platforms until they open a user account. 

For more news updates about cyberattacks in the U.S. and other similar security threats, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes. 

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