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US and its NATO allies officially accuse China of Microsoft Exchange Server hack

US and its NATO allies officially accuse China of Microsoft Exchange Server hack

The United States and its NATO allies have formally accused the Chinese government of sponsoring Microsoft Exchange Server hacks that took place earlier this year. A state-run Chinese media outlet calls the accusation “absurd.”

In March, Microsoft released a statement saying it had detected “multiple 0-day exploits being used to attack on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server in limited and targeted attacks.” The attacker was able to use vulnerabilities to access email accounts and install malware that enabled them to undertake further, more long-term attacks. Patches were released in short order, but Microsoft said in an update posted a week later that it “continues to see multiple actors taking advantage of unpatched systems to attack organizations with on-premises Exchange Server.”


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