>> Microsoft on Tuesday, saying hackers tied to the Russian government are behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a flaw in its Windows operating system. And US intelligence officials say it's the same group of hackers responsible for breeching democratic party databases and email accounts. Reuters global tech editor, Jonathan Weber.
>> We don't know specifically if the Windows vulnerability is linked to these other hacks. We have sort of one degree of separation, so we know that the group Fancy Bear, or also known as Strontium in Microsoft's reference, we know that they were associated with the DNC hacks. And we know that they are associated with the Windows vulnerability, but we don't actually know the connection between the two.
>> The Democratic National Committee has blamed Russia for hacking its networks and accused it of trying to influence the US presidential election. Microsoft took rival Google to task for going public with details of the vulnerabilities before it had time to prepare and test a patch to fix them.
Saying it puts customers at increased risk. But Microsoft said a patch was coming in a week, just in time for election day.