America is not getting rid of cyberattacks. Once again, hackers have been attacked on a large scale in the US. The victims of these attacks have made about thirty thousand organizations of America. It has government organizations as well as commercial institutions. These attacks have been carried out by hackers sitting in China.
According to Krebs on Security, the China-based Espionage Group took advantage of four vulnerabilities of Microsoft’s Exchange Server email software for attacks this time. Through which he penetrated into a network of thousands of organizations and caused damage. He has put malware in the system. Microsoft has not yet revealed how much damage has been caused by this attack. It has been learned that more than thirty thousand organizations have fallen prey to these hackers. According to Krebs on Security, two US cyber experts have reported the attacks to national security advisors. Microsoft has immediately released several security updates to remove the weaknesses of the Exchange Server and asked to install all of them.
It is notable that this week Microsoft warned that Chinese hackers were initially attacking the Exchange server. They were named hafnium and were said to operate from China. Hackers are targeting researchers, law firms, institutions of higher learning, army contractors, policy thinktank and NGOs to obtain confidential information.
This is the twelfth event in the last year when Microsoft has publicly stated that cyber attacks are being carried out on institutions. Earlier hackers also targeted NASA.