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Russian Hackers Tracking Ukraine Crisis Stole NATO Data

Russian hackers targeted sensitive documents related to the recent NATO summit in Wales, using a security flaw in Microsoft Windows that affects tens of millions of computers, according to a report by a security firm.

The attack was part of a two-year Russian espionage campaign reflecting Russia’s growing appetite for intelligence on the U.S. and European response to its moves in Ukraine and elsewhere. The hackers were after so much information in such a rush that they made mistakes that have partially lifted the veil on the country’s spying efforts, according to iSight Partners, the Dallas-based security firm that uncovered the campaign.