Fancy Bear hackers targeting anti-doping agencies ahead of Tokyo Olympics

The US indicted seven Russian intelligence agents involved in the 'fancy bear' hacks on WADA
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Microsoft's Threat Intelligence Center issued an alert on Tuesday that the Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear (also known as Strontium or APT28) has been attempting to hack anti-doping authorities ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 

The center said that threats to at least 16 national and international sport and anti-doping organisations began on September 16, one day before the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced it had discovered "inconsistencies" in data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory that was key to Russia's newly reinstated code compliance.

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