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Tool Created to Aid Cleanup From Microsoft Hack in Broad Use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further compromises after a global hack of Microsoft email server software has been downloaded more than 25,000 times since it was released last week, the White House’s National …

Microsoft Server Hack Has Victims Hustling to Stop Intruders

BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a massive global hack of Microsoft email server software — estimated in the tens of thousands by cybersecurity responders — hustled Monday to shore up infected systems and try to diminish chances that intruders might …

Casting A Wide Intrusion Net: Dozens Burned With Single Hack

BOSTON (AP) — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known. A very different — and no less alarming — coordinated series of intrusions also detected in …

SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike Executives Face Senate Grilling

WASHINGTON — Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds Corp, digital giant Microsoft Corp and cybersecurity firms FireEye Inc and CrowdStrike Holdings Inc are expected to defend their companies’ responses to a series of breaches blamed on Russian hackers when …

Suspected Russian Hacking Spree Reached Into Microsoft -Sources

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft was breached in the massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, according to people familiar with the matter, adding a top technology target to a growing list of vital government agencies. The Redmond, Washington, …

Microsoft Teams Up With Chipmakers to Boost PC Security

Microsoft Corp. said it has developed a security technology that chipmakers Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plan to incorporate into personal-computer processors to boost their ability to ward off hackers and cyber-attacks. Intel and AMD said chips with …

Microsoft Attempts Takedown of Global Criminal Botnet

Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election. The …

Vast Phishing Campaign Hits Microsoft Users in 62 Countries

Microsoft Corp. customers were targeted in a massive phishing campaign that has sought to defraud users in 62 countries since December. Recently, the malicious emails have evolved to capitalize on the pandemic, according to Microsoft. The attack “targeted business leaders …

NSA Discovers Flaw in Microsoft Windows That Could Enable Cyber Intrusions

The National Security Agency announced that it had found a “critical vulnerability” in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating systems that could enable cyber intrusions. The NSA recognized “the severity of the vulnerability” and disclosed it to Microsoft to expedite the process …

Microsoft Wants to Teach Drones, Robots and Drills How to Think

Microsoft Corp. and technology rivals spend a lot of time talking about machine learning. Now Microsoft is talking about something called machine teaching. No the software maker doesn’t plan to send robots into classrooms. In a world where factories and …