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Microsoft Catches Russian Operatives Trying To Hack Biden Campaign Firm: Report

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Reuters is reporting this morning that Russian state hackers are targeting a firm working on the Joe Biden Campaign.

According to Reuters, “the hacking attempts targeted staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy and communications firm working with Biden and other prominent Democrats, over the past two months.”

Citing a person familiar with SKDK’s response to the attempts, Reuters reported that “the hackers failed to gain access to the firm’s networks.”

“They are well-defended, so there has been no breach,” the person told the news service.

SKDK managing director Anita Dunn was a White House communications director during the Barack Obama presidency and serves the Biden campaign as a senior advisor.

The attempts to infiltrate SKDK were recently flagged to the campaign firm by Microsoft, which identified hackers tied to the Russian government as the culprits.”