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Hafnium Microsoft Hack– Active Exploitation of Microsoft Exchange and Lateral Movement

Written by the Attivo Research Team – Contributing members: Gorang Joshi, Anil Gupta, Saravanan Mohan – Microsoft and Volexity have confirmed the active exploitation of vulnerabilities published by Microsoft in Exchange Server. Security research has attributed the exploitation to the Advanced Persistent Threat group known as Hafnium operating out of China. After the initial compromise, Hafnium operators accessed email accounts and deployed web shells on the compromised servers, which they then used to steal data and expand the attack. Since enterprises deploy Outlook Web Access (OWA) on public networks, it enabled the group to compromise many organizations across a large set of industries, according to ThreatPost’s blog.

IoT devices as bait for cyber attackers

Attivo Networks has integrated its Deception technology-based ThreatDefend platform into the Microsoft Azure Security Center. … This further improves the detection rate and response time when attacking the Microsoft Azure IoT Edge service. Because Intelligent Edge is a common target for attackers, the Azure IoT Edge service actively addresses emerging cyber risks by using Attivo …

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Attivo Networks baits IoT attackers

Attivo Networks integrates its ThreatDefend platform into Microsoft IoT Edge … Attivo Networks has integrated its Deception technology-based ThreatDefend platform into the Microsoft Azure Security Center. This further improves the detection rate and response time when attacking the Microsoft Azure IoT Edge service. Because Intelligent Edge is a common target for attackers, the Azure IoT …

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Attivo Networks Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT

Companies will Deliver Solution Optimized for Detection and Response of Attackers Targeting Azure IoT Edge Devices

FREMONT, Calif – February 20, 2020 – Attivo Networks®, an award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced an integration with Microsoft to further enhance detection and response for Azure IoT Edge with the ThreatDefend® platform. Since the intelligent edge is a prime target for attackers, Azure IoT Edge actively addresses these inherent risks by collaborating with innovative security companies such as Attivo who are effective at efficiently detecting attackers in these emerging environments. The integration provides customers a reliable way to quickly and confidently detect, redirect, and respond to in-network attackers.

Microsoft kept quiet on details of 2013 cyber breach: report

A secret, internal database that Microsoft uses to track bugs in its software was compromised by a hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees who spoke with Reuters.

Microsoft did not publicly disclose the extent of the breach when it discovered the hack in 2013.

The stolen database reportedly included descriptions of important vulnerabilities that had not yet been fixed.

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