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Midnight Blizzard hack: Microsoft sends notification to customers by email that ends up in SPAM folders

[German]After Microsoft's e-mail system (Exchange Online, Outlook.com) was compromised by Russian hackers from the state sponsored group Midnight Blizzard Hackers, Microsoft recently had to admit that e-mails to customers were also affected. In an attempt to inform customers, Microsoft made … Continue reading

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Outlook: Old clients will be deactivated in mid-July 2024

[German]I'm posting some information here on the blog that I came across a few days ago. From mid-July 2024, older Outlook clients and web browsers will refuse to work with Microsoft email accounts. Users will then have to update their … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft: News from the Midnight Blizzard hack – customers may also be affected

[German]Microsoft's e-mail system (Exchange Online, Outlook.com) was compromised by hackers from the state group Midnight Blizzard Hackers. The hackers were able to read emails and also steal source code. Microsoft has now informed various customers that their e-mails could also … Continue reading

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Microsoft declared security as a top priority

[German]Following a series of serious security incidents, including the Microsoft Cloud, the Redmond-based giant now wants to turn things around. Security is now "above all else", they say, and a "Secure Future Initiative" has been launched at Microsoft. There have … Continue reading

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Microsoft slammed for a cascade of faults that leads to Storm-0558 cloud hack

[German]The US Cyber Safety Review Board has now published its report on the hack of Microsoft Online Exchange in the summer of 2023 by the suspected Chinese group Storm-0558. The board's conclusion: Microsoft can't do security! And certainly not in … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Microsoft abandons ChatGPT in EU after AI recommendation

[German]Microsoft's plans to roll out its AI solution Copilot worldwide with its products do not seem to be working out very well at the end of the day. Following extreme headwinds  in US congress and in the EU, I understand … Continue reading

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Is the Microsoft 365 email quarantine broken?

[German]A quick question for Microsoft 365 administrators with Exchange Online tenants. A reader is struggling with the problem that mails are sorted into quarantine at his customers and asks whether this function is broken (presumably already since January 5, 2024). … Continue reading

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Microsoft hacked by Russian Midnight Blizzard; emails exfiltrated since Nov. 2023

[German]Microsoft has been successfully hacked by the Russian state hacker group Midnight Blizzard, also known as Nobelium. This was noticed on January 12, 2024, but the hackers were probably in the systems for months and were able to view and … Continue reading

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Data leak: Microsoft AI researchers lose 38 TBytes of internal data via GitHub/Azure cloud storage

[German]Next data leak and security incident at Microsoft: Security researchers at Wiz have stumbled upon 38 terabytes of private internal data stored on an Azure Cloud Store instance via a public Microsoft AI GitHub repository. Access was enabled by a … Continue reading

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Microsoft as a Security Risk? U.S. senator calls for Microsoft to be held accountable over Azure cloud hack- Part 1

[German]Is Microsoft and its handling of vulnerabilities in its products now the "top cyber risk"? The hack of Microsoft Azure services by the suspected Chinese group Storm-0558, made possible by a stolen private MSA key, seems to have been the … Continue reading

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