Microsoft dogs Strontium domains to stop attacks on Ukraine

Microsoft this week seized seven internet domains run by Russia-linked threat group Strontium, which was using the infrastructure to target Ukrainian institutions as well as think tanks in the US and EU, apparently to support Russian’s invasion of its neighbor.

The seizure is also part of a long-running legal and technical hunt by Microsoft to disrupt the work of Strontium – aka APT28 and FancyBear, among other names – via an expedited court process that enables the company to quickly get judicial approval for such actions, according to Tom Burt, corporate vice president of customer security and trust at Microsoft.

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Source: The Register