Microsoft Says Russia’s Strontium Behind IoT Hacks

Russian hackers have been identified by security experts at Microsoft as being behind a series of attacks on IoT devices.

Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center said in a blog posting that the Russian state-linked hackers were Strontium.

The Strontium hackers are also known as the Fancy Bear group, or alternatively ‘APT28′ and are closely linked to the Russian military intelligence agency, the GRU.

Microsoft has tangled with Russia’s Strontium before.

In August 2018 Redmond foiled the Fancy Bear cyber attack that was targeting US conservative groups including the International Republican Institute and the Hudson Institute think tanks.

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Source: Silicon UK