Hackers from China, Russia, Iran targeting US elections: Microsoft

12 Sept 2020

Hackers from China, Russia, Iran targeting US elections: Microsoft

Russia and China dismissed on Friday allegations by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) that hackers linked to Moscow and Beijing were trying to spy on people tied to both U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Advisers to both presidential campaigns are assessing risks from digital spies round the globe, because the two candidates bully off on Nov. 3 in one among the foremost consequential U.S. presidential elections in decades.

The Microsoft report, which also mentioned Iran, came as Reuters revealed one among Biden's main campaign advisory firms had been warned by the software giant that it had been within the crosshairs of the l same Russian hackers who intervened within the 2016 U.S. election