She said Microsoft Corporation “ Russia had the lion’s share of state-sponsored hacking detected by the company in the past year, at 58%.
According to the Washington-based company, most These Russian attacks targeted government agencies and think tanks in the United States, as well as in Ukraine, Great Britain and European countries that are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO”.
Microsoft Headquarters in Washington
The success rate for Russian state-backed hackers to penetrate their targets was 32% in the year ending June 30, up from 21% in the previous 12 months.
This rise was reinforced by “destructive efficiency” To hack the computer company “Solarwinds” It went a long time undetected and basically hacked into IT companies, including Microsoft itself.
In its second annual “Digital Defense” report, which covers the period July 2020 to June 2021, Microsoft said that China, by contrast, was only responsible for less than one state-sponsored hacking attempt on ten that Microsoft monitored, but it succeeded with 44% targeted network penetration.
While the prolific Russian state-sponsored hacking activity is well known, Microsoft’s report provides unusually precise details about the company’s ability to withstand attacks from other enemies of the United States.
Microsoft’s report also called the ransomware attacks a dangerous and growing epidemic. By far, the United States has become the country most targeted by ransomware attacks, with more than three times as many attacks as the country next on the list.
Ransomware attacks are considered criminal attacks with purely financial motives.