[size=36]Microsoft: Hackers linked to North Korea stole sensitive data[/size]
, Microsoft said on Monday that it had taken control of domains on the Internet that were used by an electronic hacking group called "Thallium" to steal information.
The company stated in a blog post that Thallium is believed to operate from within North Korea, and that hackers have targeted government employees, research institutions, university faculty, individuals working on nuclear non-proliferation issues, and others.
The company indicated that most of the targets are in the United States, Japan and South Korea.
Thallium deceived the victims by sending seemingly normal emails at first sight.
Microsoft indicated that it had taken control of 50 domains on the Internet that the group had used to manage its operations in the wake of a lawsuit filed with the group in a US District Court in Virginia and the issuance of a judicial order in it, according to "Reuters".
According to the company, Thallium used malicious software to penetrate systems and steal data, which is the fourth group against which Microsoft is taking legal action. End / 29 / s