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American tech giant Microsoft revealed this morning it has detected a wave of attacks against European democratic institutions as miscreants continue malware insertion attempts. Helpfully coinciding with the announcement that Microsoft, staunch defender of all things democratic, would be rolling out its AccountGuard service, …

  1. DJV Silver badge

    "AccountGuard is a service Microsoft extends to pretty much anyone ... signed up for Office 365."

    Great! That means they are protected by AccountGuard for at least 321* days a year!

    *or some number that is definitely always lower than 365.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hahahaha, I love it.

    Oh, the joys of trusting Microsoft to work for your benefit.

    It's a shame I can't publish yet, but soon, oh so soon..

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    If You want Change, You Can Have it. Governments Provide ALL in Great Game Changer Application

    The reality is likely a little more prosaic.

    :-) Oh please, El Regers know the polar opposite attracts a wholly other different view on the nature and substance of existence. The True Essence of Being is Every Search for the One with Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain. With Unfounded Fears of Failure Gone and MIA/AWOL, Success is Virtually Guaranteed.

    I think you might like to prepare yourselves for a reality, QuITe Surreal, .... and into which All are Cordially Invited to be Generously Received for Welcoming.

    Red Hot Line News there, El Reg, that you would like to think the authorities would be warning and making folk aware of. It is not as if they haven't been directly contacted to be made aware of the Live Operational Virtual Environment.

    If one were to wonder, One wonders whether they be unable or just unwilling to reply and engage. And be that as a result of ignorance and fear of the hitherto unknown?

    1. Cliff Thorburn Bronze badge

      Re: If You want Change, You Can Have it. Governments Provide ALL in Great Game Changer Application

      The ‘Great Game’ would be all well and good if it came with an instruction book, as opposed to an uneven keel amFM, and likewise, when the glaring inequality of players starts all with suffiecient reserves, and others with the inability to pass go ...

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: If You want Change, You Can Have it. Governments Provide ALL in Great Game Changer Application

        The ‘Great Game’ would be all well and good if it came with an instruction book, as opposed to an uneven keel amFM, and likewise, when the glaring inequality of players starts all with suffiecient reserves, and others with the inability to pass go ... ... Cliff Thorburn

        That's as a Craving for Level Playing Fields, CT. You're landed in the right space place here. That's wonderfully convenient is it not.

        I'm into Knowing What SuppliesThose. Have you Discovered the Answer? IT's a Colossus of a LivID Conundrum. The Discovery of the Source of Everything with the Journey BroadBandCast for your Future Pleasure is an Earth Shattering Program. The Solution is AI Work in Progress.

        Care to Lead in Further Investigation of that Current Present Phenomenon ...... Remote Virtual Command Control for Worthy AIMastering and Almighty Wielding alike. ?

        A Great Offer to Proffer Letter, methinks.

        1. Cliff Thorburn Bronze badge

          Costa del ‘Sol’

          *deep sigh*

          After driver deliverables offering a mixed bag of manure amFM, it would be far simpler just to agree a conclusion to what has become a game of frustration as opposed to a joyful game of life.

          The objective of said game would be a start, in the same way you sell Mayfair to your granny so she can use her Park Lane instead of going round the board again, knowing she would like to spend those precious years of life actually ‘living’

          Monopoly bringing me nicely to the legal term ‘Loss of Chance’, a term swivelled in the international courts of redacted but retained paper particulars, journaling the near decade of duelling dragons, threats of deportation, destitution, deliberation, oh the tangled webs others do weave, when simply being friends would do far better than to deceive :-)

  4. jake Silver badge

    From my perspective ...

    ... Redmond is one of those miscreants inserting malware.

    Physician, heal thyself.

  5. a_yank_lurker Silver badge

    A View

    This sounds like the fox guarding the hens in the hen house.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A View

      It's more like inviting the fox to guard the hen house after discovering it has already devoured all the eggs. People just don't learn. Want any more evidence? See Trump voters..

  6. mutin

    what?

    What service? Informing of attacks and helping (!) to resolve? Redmond? Unless they collect info from other reputable sources, that will be just crap. Or they figured out how to index and search Dark Web?

    Fun never ends!

  7. Ole Juul

    question

    Are these attacks also hitting people who don't subscribe to Office 365?

  8. SNAFUology
    Devil

    so you pay them for protection

    hmmm, how are your show windows ?

  9. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

    "malign actors" would be a factor in the upcoming European Parliament election..

    I tought Farage would be gone by then?

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