Hackers targeting ‘anything that looks vulnerable’ in Microsoft Exchange attacks, official says – National

The head of Canada’s Cyber Centre is urging organizations to close a door in their Microsoft Exchange email servers that had been left wide open for hackers to exploit. While many companies have already patched their systems, some have yet to do so – and for those businesses, it may already be too late. […]

Microsoft rolls back system update after thousands report issues with Teams app – National

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was rolling back a recent change to its authentication system after the update caused access issues that affected thousands of users of its services, including workplace messaging app Teams. Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that more than 26,000 people had reported issues with Teams, while over 3,000 users […]

White House recounts ‘active threat,’ calls for action despite Microsoft patch – National

The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp‘s Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities. “This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very […]

Over 20,000 U.S. organizations breached through Microsoft email flaw: source – National

More than 20,000 American organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via a recently patched flaw in Microsoft Corp’s flagship email software program, a person familiar with the U.S. government’s response to the hacking spree said on Friday. It is the latest indication of how problems in widely used software can be […]

Microsoft introduces future of virtual collaboration through Mesh

Teleporting to a meeting as a hologram is one step closer to reality following a new announcement from Microsoft, as a preview of the Mesh app for HoloLens 2 was made available for the general public on Wednesday. Microsoft Mesh will allow users to see, hear and interact with other people anywhere else on the […]

U.S. government SolarWinds hack was largest, ‘most sophisticated attack’ ever: Microsoft – National

A hacking campaign that used a U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft of U.S. government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen,” Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith said. The operation, which was identified in December and that the U.S. government has said was likely […]

Malicious software found in Microsoft systems, related to U.S. cyberattack – National

Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it found malicious software in its systems related to a massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, adding a top technology target to a growing list of attacked government agencies. The Redmond, Washington company is a user of Orion, the widely deployed networking management software from SolarWinds […]

Coronavirus vaccine researchers ‘targeted’ by N.K., Russian hackers: Microsoft – National

Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research around the globe, Microsoft said on Friday. The software company said a Russian hacking group commonly nicknamed “Fancy Bear” – along with a pair of North Korean actors dubbed “Zinc” and “Cerium” […]

Microsoft disrupts ransomware operation that could have interfered with U.S. election – National

Microsoft said Monday it had used a court order to take control of computers that were installing ransomware and other malicious software on local government networks and threatening to disrupt the November election. The maker of the Windows operating system said it seized a series of internet protocol addresses hosted by U.S. companies that […]

Microsoft says recent software change caused major outage – National

Microsoft Corp said late Monday a recent change it introduced likely caused a major outage, affecting users’ access to multiple Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook.com and Microsoft Teams. The developer of Windows and Office software said it did not “observe an increase in successful connections” even after it rolled back the change to mitigate […]