Microsoft Uses Court Order To Seize 99 Iranian Hacking Sites

By Allison Grande (March 28, 2019, 10:23 PM EDT) -- Microsoft revealed Wednesday that it had obtained a court order allowing it to seize 99 websites believed to be run by an Iranian hacking group that tricked visitors into giving up sensitive information by pretending to be affiliated with the tech giant and other well-known brands. 

The hacking group Phosphorus — which is widely associated with Iranian hackers and is also known as APT 35, Charming Kitten and Ajax Security Team — set up the websites as part of its ongoing efforts to steal sensitive information and gain access to the computer systems of businesses and government agencies, according to a blog post...

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