Mar 8, 2021

European Banking Authority hit by Microsoft Exchange hack

The European Banking Authority's email servers have been compromised in a global Microsoft Exchange cyber-attack. Microsoft Exchange servers are widely used for email by major businesses and governments. The cyber-attack had exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft's Exchange email system - or sometimes used stolen passwords - to look like someone who should have access to the system, Microsoft said. Microsoft's security officials said Hafnium, "Primarily targets entities in the United States", stealing information from organisations such as "Infectious disease researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defence contractors, policy think tanks and NGOs". "These companies do not perfectly align with Microsoft's guidance, as some personas are small hotels, an ice-cream company, a kitchen-appliance manufacture, multiple senior-citizen communities and other 'less than sexy' mid-market businesses," it blogged.

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