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Microsoft Seized 99 Domains from APT35 Hacker Group
« on: March 28, 2019, 04:23:28 PM »
"Microsoft Retaliates Against APT35 Hacker Group by Seizing 99 Domains"

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-retaliates-against-apt35-hacker-group-by-seizing-99-domains/

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Microsoft Retaliates Against APT35 Hacker Group by Seizing 99 Domains
By Sergiu Gatlan
March 27, 2019 03:39 PM

Court documents unsealed today show how Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit was able to block some of the cyber attacks conducted by an Iranian-backed advanced persistence threat (APT) group by taking over domains used as part of their core operations.

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By seizing the 99 domains previously controlled by APT35, Microsoft was able to take over parts of the hacking group's core operations and "redirect traffic from infected devices" the Digital Crime Unit’s sinkhole, thus collecting important info on the group's operations.

https://noticeofpleadings.com/phosphorus/files/Complaint.pdf

This would be a weird line of infringement of speach but I'm happy to see this happened.
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