Microsoft Seizes Domains Used in COVID-19-Themed Attacks

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Jai Vijayan

Microsoft has quietly seized control of several domains that were used in COVID-19-themed attacks against its customers over the past several months.

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia had earlier granted the company permission to seize the domains after Microsoft had filed a civil complaint about the attacks causing it "irreparable and ongoing harm."

Tom Burt, Microsoft corporate vice president, customer security and trust, today likened the attacks to a form of business email compromise that targeted customers in 62 countries.

The attacks first began in...

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