A huge number of cyberattacks are still targeting zero-day security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange Server. Every next day cybercriminals attempt to target companies that have yet to implement the security patches issued to alleviate them, as per a tech security firm.

In response to this chaos, Microsoft published significant updates to secure Microsoft Exchange Servers against the four vulnerabilities disclosed on March 2 with companies and requested them to implement them as a subject of urgency to prevent cyberattacks to their email servers.

However, weeks later, many companies are yet to implement the crucial updates for Microsoft Exchange Server and cyber attackers are taking advantage to obtain access to servers while it rests possible.

moreover, the cybercriminals are doing just that, with security experts at F-Secure recognizing tens of thousands of interventions targeting companies around the world that are still operating vulnerable Exchange Server every day. As per the statement released by the F-Secure analytics, only about half of the Exchange servers noticeable on the internet have practiced the Microsoft patches for these vulnerabilities. 

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“Tens of thousands of servers have been hacked around the world. They’re being hacked faster than we can count. Globally, this is a disaster in the making,” said Antti Laatikainen, senior security consultant at F-Secure.

furthermore, the biggest concern is that an attack that fortunately discredits a Microsoft Exchange Server not only attains access to sensitive data that are core to how companies are operated, but could further open the gateway for new attacks, which includes ransomware campaigns.

Thousands of businesses around the world are known to have had their email servers endangered in attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft has connected the campaign to a state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group operating out of China, dubbed Hafnium.

Source: ZDNet


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