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TL;DR: Microsoft has disclosed that a Russia-linked hacking group known as Nobelium gained access to the email accounts of several top executives, including members of the company’s senior leadership team. The hackers exploited a compromised test account to gain a foothold within Microsoft’s corporate network and then leveraged the compromised account’s permissions to access a small portion of employee email accounts. While Microsoft maintains that the attack did not involve vulnerabilities in their core products or services and no customer data was compromised, the breach raises concerns about potential espionage and the vulnerability of critical infrastructure. This incident highlights the growing threat posed by state-sponsored cyberattacks and emphasizes the need for robust cybersecurity measures across all sectors. Governments and businesses must prioritize investments in cybersecurity infrastructure and personnel to mitigate these risks.

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