If you use Microsoft’s email then it is bad news for you because in the last 72 hours, cyber attacks on companies using the company’s email servers have increased. A report released on Monday reported that hacking attempts at institutions using Microsoft’s server services have increased six-fold in the past three days after Microsoft’s business email server scam brokered information in the public domain. .
According to the report, during these 72 hours, America was on the top of the countries that have tried the most cyber attack, whose share was 21 percent. This was followed by the Netherlands with 12 per cent share and Turkey with 12 per cent.
According to ‘Check Point Research’, the government and military institutes were the highest in the technology sector which were targeted the most and their share was 27 percent. It was followed by the manufacturing industry with a share of 22 percent. At the same time, software vendors were at the third place and their share was 9 percent.
According to researchers at the cyber security firm, a race has started between hackers and security professionals. Global experts are using large-scale preventive efforts to combat hackers who are working day-to-day to successfully leverage remote code execution vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange.
There are reports that at least five different hacking groups are attacking Microsoft’s business email server. Meanwhile, Microsoft has detected ‘a new family of ransomware’ (a new cyber attack group).
Last week, Microsoft had said in a tweet that this new ransomware named ‘DearCry’ is being used for the attack. It uses the same four weaknesses about which Microsoft said that China-backed hacking group “HalfNium” also attempts to target those vulnerabilities.