Mar 12, 2021

Microsoft hack: 3,000 UK email servers remain unsecured

More than 3,000 UK email servers remain at risk from the global Microsoft Exchange email flaw, officials believe. Ransomware groups have begun using the flaw to install their malicious programs, the NCSC warned - though there was no evidence of widespread ransomware attacks on UK companies so far. The security flaw affects Microsoft's widely-used Exchange email system, which powers the email of major corporations, small businesses and public bodies worldwide. Initially, the flaw was being exploited by a hacking group to gain remote access to email servers, from which it could steal sensitive data. The result is a widespread free-for-all as multiple hacking groups all try to find unpatched email servers to attack.

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