Microsoft: Russian government hackers are targeting IoT devices

Microsoft today warned that Russian government hackers have been using video decoders, printers, and internet of things devices to breach computer networks. In a blog post, the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center wrote that the “devices became points of ingress from which the actor established a presence on the network and continued looking for further access.” According to the post, Microsoft’s security researchers first discovered the attacks in April, noting that the actor had breached an office printer, a VOIP phone, and a video decoder in multiple locations. Each was communicating with a server belonging to “Strontium,” a state-sponsored hacking group…

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