Microsoft: Russians Infiltrated 3 Elections in 2018

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Microsoft claims to have found and blocked attempts to hack campaign computer systems of three congressional candidates this year. 

According to a company executive, they sniffed out a fake Microsoft domain that was set up as a landing page for phishing attacks.

Microsoft's Tom Burt told the Aspen Security Forum they took down the fake domain and worked with the federal government to block the phishing messages. 

For those who don't know, phishing is a really common, but really effective way to get someone's website login information.  

The timing of these revelations couldn't be worse when it comes to America's eastern "nemeses."

According to officials, Iran is laying the groundwork to launch cyberattacks on U.S. and European private companies and infrastructure. 

The attack is not imminent, but the U.S. is preparing defenses and warning its allies. Intelligence officials say Iran is prepping for possible denial-of-service attacks against electric grids, water plants, and healthcare and technology companies.

The U.S., Germany, the U.K. and other countries in Europe and the Middle East are all potential targets. Iranian officials denied the report and said that it is the U.S. that are the cyber bullies. 

Former FBI Cybercrimes Agent, former head of security enforcement for MySpace.com and current CEO of Path Network EJ Hilbert stopped by the studio to discuss what exactly the Russian threat is, and if there is even one.

Check out his full interview with Mo' Kelly below:

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