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Russia-linked hacker group hacker targeted three major European think-tanks last year (Photo: Tirza van Dijk)

Microsoft warns EU on election hack threat

Russian hackers posed a threat to EU elections, US tech giant Microsoft has warned, amid fresh revelations of cyber-attacks against European targets.

"The attacks we've seen recently ... suggest an ongoing effort to target democratic organisations," Tom Burt, the firm's vice-president, said in his blog on Wednesday (20 February).

"They validate the warnings from European leaders about the threat level we should expect to see in Europe this year," he added, as Europe prepared for...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russia-linked hacker group hacker targeted three major European think-tanks last year (Photo: Tirza van Dijk)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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