Microsoft goes hard on several spy Chinese domain names

In a recent post we discussed how scamsters are targetting Microsoft. Looks like Microsoft has had it all. It has cracked down hard on a Chinese hacking group that used several domain names to steal sensitive information. 

Microsoft has won a case against a hacking group that it calls Nickel. A judgement by The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled in favor of Microsoft, seizing multiple domain names. 

Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has been looking closely on this case. Although Microsoft calls the group responsible as ‘Nickel’, it is known by several other names. Some of these name include “KE3CHANG,” “APT15,” “Vixen Panda,” “Royal APT” and “Playful Dragon.”


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