However, Burt refused to name the candidates. "We can't disclose [identities] because we maintain our customer privacy, but I can tell you that they were all people who, due to their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint".
Tom Burt, Microsoft vice president for customer security, said Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado the hackers who meddled in the 2016 vote have already gone after the campaigns of at least three 2018 candidates.
"They did not get into those candidates", Mr. Burt added.
Because of that, Burt explained, Microsoft has made a habit of tracking the group, and using its legal team to have those domains seized and either shut down or handed over to Microsoft's security team, who then use them to gather information about the inner-workings of the operation.
The Hill reported that Burt did not state if the company believed the hacking attempts were linked to Russian Federation.
Last week, 12 members of GRU were indicted on charges they were involved in hacking servers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 race. Russian hackers were able to compromise Mr. Podesta's personal email account and pilfer private correspondence later leaked online by fooling one of his staffers into visiting a phishing page resembling a legitimate Gmail log-in site and entering Mr. Podesta's password, according to the Justice Department.
So far, Burt said Russian efforts to meddle with the 2018 mid-terms, haven't matched the level of activity the company saw during the 2016 election, which involved attacks on think tanks and academia and using social networking services to research potential targets. "There's a lot of time left before the election". Trump appeared to answer "no", but the White House has since argued that the "no" was not in response to the reporter's question.
In other words, the sort of mischief Moscow's intelligence agents got up to in 2016 to interfere with the USA presidential election, allegedly.
Neymar , though, is relishing the opportunity to reunite with the 19-year-old sensation under new PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel. We knew that for a while, I am with him on a daily basis and know just how much quality he has.
Vegas is playing in the Open for the second time, having missed the cut on his debut appearance at Royal Birkdale a year ago . Unfortunately for Vegas, the bad-luck story does not end there as, while he just about made it, his clubs did not.
She joined the network 2006, and served as a host on a series of shows, from Outnumbered to, most recently, The Five . Her romance with Donald Trump Jr . might be heating up, but her FOX News family gave her a frosty send-off Friday.
But that was a bridge too far for the man who was the co-leader overnight, as the Claret Jug was secured for the in-form Molinari. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead at Carnoustie as he tries to become the first repeat victor in 10 years at the British Open.
The Senegal global had an excellent campaign in 2017-18, scoring 20 goals in all competitions and providing nine assists. Mane returned to Liverpool training ground at Melwood on Friday after his participation at the World Cup with Senegal.
But 69 was the low score among the first 22 players out in Sunday's final round as the breeze was blowing 15-20 miles per hour . This will be Tiger's best finish since a T6 at the 2013 Open, and if he can stay healthy, Woods is going to keep contending.
Two flavours of Uncle Ben's rice products are being recalled over fears of Salmonella contamination among the seasoning pouches. The company says there have also been no reports of illness but chose to voluntarily remove out of safety concerns.
Meghan Markle's family members continue to make headlines with their claims about the new duchess , and Hollywood has taken note. The Markle sister went so far as to state she would blame Meghan if their dad, who recently underwent heart surgery, fell ill.
Whatever the outcome would've been in this previous election, or the election before that, I would have still taken the picture". Whilst I grew up in Germany , my family background has its roots firmly based in Turkey.
The documents' release comes nine days after 12 Russians were charged with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 USA elections. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) wrote: "That the FISA materials hurt the GOP narrative is not surprising since Rep.
Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Milwaukee County
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Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client
Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, claimed Friday there were "multiple" tapes and urged Cohen to release all audio recordings publicly. His lawyer has said the payment was never made. "In the big scheme of things, it's powerful exculpatory evidence", Giuliani said.
UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal
Mr Donohoe also said he believes that Mrs May's commitment to an open border is genuine and honest . Mrs May said a seamless border was a "foundation stone" of the Good Friday Agreement.
Vintage Tiger Woods boosts Open hopes with terrific round
With time to kill before Saturday's 3:10 p.m. tee time, Spieth decided it was the ideal time to get an overdue trim in Carnoustie. Woods, who shot 66 on Saturday, is paired with Molinari, two groups behind the final twosome of Spieth and Xander Schauffele .