Microsoft’s Exchange Server Hack: Politics Aside, What Does This Mean for The Security Industry?

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2Q 2021 | IN-6145


Exchange Server Hack


Microsoft stated that its Exchange Server was hacked during Q1 2021. The MS Exchange Server is responsible for email, calendar, and collaboration platform services available across web-based systems, desktops, and mobile devices containing a wealth of information. According to Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center as mentioned by its Corporate Vice President, Tom Burt, the company claimed that a state-sponsored group of cyber-attackers from China, called HAFNIUM, were responsible for the attack. The news was picked up by large news agencies like Bloomberg and Washington Post, which stated that other large entities like the European Banking Authority may also have been compromised. Other news agencies like the Global Times quote different research stating that cyber-attacks on Chinese organizations have radically increased over the years, making China the true victim here.

Focusing on the security insights, and putting politics aside, what should organizations gather from this?

Politics Aside, What Should We Gather from This?



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