KEY POINTS
  • In a Monday interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz discussed Microsoft's high-profile security breach by a Russian intelligence group, explaining what makes the hackers so sophisticated.
  • Microsoft announced on Friday that the group, known as Nobelium, carried out the attack and was able to access email accounts of some of the company's top executives.

In a Monday interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz discussed Microsoft's high-profile security breach by a Russian intelligence group, saying these adversaries have a determined "low and slow" approach to hacking that's especially tough to beat.

Microsoft announced on Friday that the group, known as Nobelium, carried out the attack and was able to access email accounts of some of the company's top executives. Thought to be part of the Russian foreign intelligence service SVR, Nobelium is also known as Midnight Blizzard and Cozy Bear.