(PM) – According to Microsoft, Iranian hackers have been targeting the email accounts of a presidential campaign, American journalists, and U.S. Government officials.
Microsoft claims that over 2,700 attempts were made to hack email accounts of people involved in political campaigns. Iranian-backed hackers successfully hacked four accounts. U.S. officials and the Presidential campaign were not amongst the compromised accounts.
The hackings occurred between August and September. Microsoft claims that hackers gained access by tricking password reset features. Hackers also tried to use phone numbers associated with accounts.