Friday, July 21, 2017

Microsoft uses domain names in legal battle against Russian hackers

Microsoft is taking down suspected Russian hackers using American trademark law, with a year-long legal battle tentatively drawing to a close this week. Microsoft filed suit against the hackers last year for computer intrusion and infringing on its trademarks. It alleged the John Does responsible, through an operation called “Strontium,” have broken into Microsoft accounts and stolen info from Microsoft customers. A classic Law & Order legal battle, this is not. The hackers aren’t facing down Microsoft’s lawyers in person — it’s still not known who they are or where they’re operating from. The legal documents describe the defendants as a “sophisticated…

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