“Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it found malicious software in its systems related to a massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, adding a top technology target to a growing list of attacked government agencies.
“Microsoft also had its own products leveraged to attack victims, said people familiar with the matter. The U.S. National Security Agency issued a rare ‘cybersecurity advisory’ Thursday detailing how certain Microsoft Azure cloud services may have been compromised by hackers and directing users to lock down their systems.”
The state-sponsored hackers who breached US software provider SolarWinds earlier this year pivoted to Microsoft’s internal network, and then used Microsoft’s own products to further the attacks against other companies, Reuters reported today citing sources familiar with the investigation.
We should note that Cadet Bone Spurs forced MS Azure for the Pentagon, possibly illegally by-passing Amazon’s Web Services because: vengeance on the WaPo, owned by Bezos. Or maybe because the home office in Moscow wanted it. Who can say?
Oh, I guess I can: