Microsoft detected that Russian state hackers had been making an attempt to hack a marketing campaign agency working for former vice chairman Joe Biden.

Reuters reported:

Microsoft Corp just lately alerted one in every of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s important election marketing campaign advisory corporations that it had been focused by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, in accordance with three folks briefed on the matter.


The hacking makes an attempt focused employees at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a marketing campaign technique and communications agency working with Biden and different distinguished Democrats, over the previous two months, the sources stated.

An individual aware of SKDK’s response to the makes an attempt stated the hackers failed to achieve entry to the agency’s networks. “They’re well-defended, so there was no breach,” the particular person stated.

The agency that was the Russian goal works for the Biden marketing campaign and several other different Democratic candidates.

These are the identical ways that the Russians used to assist Trump in 2016. The 2016 hacking gave Trump and Putin data on Clinton marketing campaign plans and methods. It’s a totally different world in 2020. The Biden marketing campaign has discovered from the hacks on Hillary Clinton and has executed a greater job with preemptive protection in opposition to Russian assaults.

The Russians are pulling their usual methods once more, and up to now haven’t proven something new that wasn’t of their 2016 playbook.

The distinction is that Biden and the Democrats are prepared and never stunned by Russia’s makes an attempt to assist Trump.

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