US Cybersecurity Agency says Russian hackers used their access to Microsoft to steal sensitive emails

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said Russian hackers have used Microsoft’s  email system to steal correspondence between officials. The agency said hackers were exploiting authentication details shared by email to try to break into Microsoft’s customer systems, including those of an unspecified number of government agencies.

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