Microsoft released an urgent security patch this week after detecting an exploit targeting on-prem Exchange Servers in a limited and strategic attack.
In a blog, Microsoft detailed that the vulnerability allowed for the installation of malware to facilitate long-term access to email and victim environments. Technical in nature, Microsoft is encouraging anyone running Exchange on-premise to patch and update their systems, but what does that mean for your business?
For anyone that is running their own email server, this is a large risk for the continuity of your business.
This exploit is so dangerous, that the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, (CISA), issued a rare emergency directive that requires all government networks to make these updates. These vulnerabilities give these hackers the ability to access and harm the entirety of your network, in addition to access to all email and calendar files.
So how do we stop it?
Please work with your IT Team, either internal or external to your organization, to determine if your security patches have been applied to limit exposure to this attack. For continued security, migrations to Office 365, Microsoft’s hosted email and application platform, can facilitate additional levels of security to harden your systems. These services were neither targeted or impacted by these 0-day exploits.
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