Jul 19, 2021

China accused of cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange servers

The attack targeted Microsoft Exchange servers, affecting over a quarter of a million servers around the world. The countries have also said the Chinese Ministry of State Security was responsible for other espionage activity. In the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre issued tailored advice to over 70 affected organisations to deal with the attack. "The cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange Servers by Chinese state-backed groups was a reckless but familiar pattern of behaviour," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. The UK Foreign Office said the attack was highly likely to enable large-scale espionage, including acquiring personally identifiable information and intellectual property.

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