Researchers Found Ten Hacking Operations Scanning for Microsoft Exchange Servers

Microsoft Exchange servers

Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have detected at least ten hacking operations scanning for Microsoft Exchange servers that are still not protected against newly discovered zero-day vulnerabilities.

Hacking and cyber-espionage groups worldwide are trying to exploit the latest disclosed zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft was aware of the vulnerabilities in January, and security patches were released a couple of months later, with businesses urged to apply them at the earliest.

Millions of businesses worldwide are believed to have been affected by cyber-attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft cybersecurity researchers have been associated with a state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group operating out of China.

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