August 21, 2018 / 4:45 PM / a month ago

Microsoft president - Russians targeting all political sides: MSNBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no evidence that the latest Russian hacking attacks against U.S. Senate offices or American-based think tanks were successful, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Brad Smith said on Tuesday, adding that the hackers are targeting “everyone across the political spectrum.”

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith (R) makes a statement to the news media outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, also said in an interview with MSNBC that the company had “no doubt” that the Russian hacking group behind the attack - known as Fancy Bear - was the same one that targeted “every major presidential candidate last spring in France.”

Reporting by Christopher Bing; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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