AP) — China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday.
Microsoft said that a “highly skilled and sophisticated” state-sponsored group operating from China has been trying to steal information from a number of American targets, including universities, defense contractors, law firms and infectious-disease researchers.
Microsoft said it has released security upgrades to fix the vulnerabilities to its Exchange Server software, which is used for work email and calendar services, mostly for larger organizations that have their own in-person email servers. It doesn’t affect personal email accounts or Microsoft’s cloud-based services.
- A building was hit by a lightning bolt. A flash of what looked to be fire and sparks shot down the side of the building and struck the ground.
- Typhoon Hagupit brought heavy rains and strong winds to China’s eastern coastal areas, causing big waves and floods.
- In Hong Kong, Chinese soldiers sang “Anyone who dares to make waves, we will destroy him on the spot,” to celebrate Army Day.
- News of a Chinese woman in Japan going back to China for a heart transplant has attracted media attention in both countries. That’s because the Chinese hospital found three different hearts for her in a mere ten days.
- Microsoft is in talks to buy part of TikTok. But an expert questions if the app will be any safer under the new ownership.