Microsoft Uncovers More Russian Hacking Attempts Ahead of Midterms

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Microsoft uncovers and stops new Russian hacking attempts targeting Republican institutions — but danger looms ahead of the US midterm elections. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence...