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Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and US political hacks was behind recent cyber attacks that exploited a newly discovered Windows security flaw. The software maker said in an advisory on its website there had been a small number of attacks using ‘spear phishing’ emails from a hacking group known Strontium, which is more widely known as "Fancy Bear," or APT 28. Microsoft did not identify any victims. Microsoft's disclosure of the new attacks and…