Serious warning from Microsoft to users


Microsoft warned that a group of hackers affiliated with the Chinese government took advantage of a flaw in its Exchange software to target US institutions.

The company described the hackers as possessing “experienced and highly skilled” individuals, and that the network of the Chinese government tried to steal information from several US targets, including universities, companies contracting with the Ministry of Defense, and law firms and infectious disease research.

And Microsoft confirmed that it provided an update to fix the security holes in the “Exchange Server” software.

The company did not name the US targets or the number of organizations affected by the exploit in its software.



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