Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and US political hacks was behind recent cyber attacks that exploited a newly discovered Windows security flaw.
The software maker said in an advisory on its website there had been a small number of attacks using "spear phishing" emails from a hacking group known Strontium, which is more widely known as "Fancy Bear," or APT 28. Microsoft did not identify any victims.
Hey, guys! So… Yahoo! has something they want to tell you. Something they probably should’ve told you two years ago, really. Data from more than 500 million of their users was stolen in 2014.
We’ve seen some big incidents over the years, but half a billion users? That’s one for the record books. On a good note, Yahoo! is finally number one at something again, and, hey, they still had more than 500,000,000 accounts on the books as of 2014.