Microsoft: 58% of Cyberattacks in Past Year Came from Russia

Microsoft: 58% of Cyberattacks in Past Year Came from Russia


More than half of all cyberattacks observed by Microsoft over the past year originated in Russia, the U.S.-based multinational tech corporation said on Thursday in its latest Digital Defense Report.

According to the annual study, which covered July 2020 to June 2021, “58 percent of all cyberattacks observed by Microsoft from nation-states have come from Russia.”

“[A]ttacks from Russian nation-state actors are increasingly effective, jumping from a 21 percent successful compromise rate last year to a 32 percent rate this year,” the report states.

Microsoft said, “Russian nation-state actors are increasingly targeting government agencies for intelligence gathering,” noting this type of targeting by Russia spiked from three percent during the previous year to 53 percent over the latest time period tracked by the

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