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9280948300?profile=RESIZE_400xThe National Security Agency, the FBI and other agencies are tracking an ongoing Russian cyberespionage campaign in which attackers are using brute-force methods to access Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud-based services, according to an alert published Thursday.  The campaign, which started in 2019, has targeted "hundreds" of businesses, government agencies and organizations worldwide, mainly in the U.S. and Europe, the NSA reports. The victims include several U.S. Department of Defense unit

Prepared by:  Nicholas Dessanti, UNH Cyber Student Intern

Password security has been a major topic of discussion for all computer and web site users.  Today, hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities within user passwords in many ways.  Brute force attacks are the most common way hackers use to find passwords.  Another common method is called a dictionary attack.  Both brute force and dictionary attacks systematically check all possible passwords until the correct one is found.  Hashing algorithms a