Microsoft disrupts nation-state hacker op using Azure Cloud service

In a report this week, Microsoft said that it disrupted operations of a nation-state threat group that was using its Azure cloud infrastructure for cyber attacks.

Microsoft refers to the actor by the name Gadolinium and says that it’s been active for about a decade targeting organizations in the maritime and health industry; more recently, the hackers expanded focus to higher education and regional government entities.

Based on detections of various components serving Gadolinium’s malicious activity, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) identified 18 Azure Active Directory applications the group used for their command and control infrastructure.

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Source: Bleeping Computer