Washington( CNN) Fancy Bear, a hacking team connected to Russian army knowledge, targeted a Washington brain trust, the Center for Strategic as well as International Studies, CNN has actually discovered.

A court in Virginia dedicated Microsoft control of a team of internet sites that were planned to appear like login websites for the brain trust's inner systems, court filings Wednesday program.

Hackersmight have made use of the web site domain names to establish phony login web pages or send out e-mails to individuals that deal with or have Center for Strategic as well as International Studies e-mail addresses in an effort to deceive them right into turning over info, like their passwords.