Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) identified China as operator of cyber-attacks

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Tom Burt, the Customer Security & Trust at Microsoft shared a blog on the official site of Microsoft claiming that Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) recently identified that most of the cyber-attacks which are happening via mail are operating from China.

They gave the name of threat “Hafnium”. They also claimed that Hafnium is primarily targeting the main entities of the US and trying to equip their information including infectious disease researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defense contractors, policy think tanks, and NGOs.

Microsoft also added that they are looking forward to providing security from this world-level threat, they also will put this issue in front of the US government. Microsoft self-claimed that this is the 8th time in the past 12 months that they came up openly on such a nation-state group targeting institutions critical to civil society.

Microsoft also hopes to do better in the future and can disclose the cyber-attacks, so that people can stay safe from such threats. The sharing of data through each other via mail is the most dangerous and rapidly increasing threat.