Microsoft Warns of Continued Log4j Exploitation Attempts

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

In an update to a previous blog post, Microsoft warned organizations in early January of continued Log4j exploitation attempts. The tech company urged organizations to remain vigilant and use scanning systems to detect unusual activity.

Apache Log4j is an open-source and extremely common Java framework used to enable logging features in applications. Because it is so widely used, the Log4j vulnerabilities are particularly threatening and could have catastrophic security consequences for healthcare and other sectors.

Researchers first discovered the remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in November, but proof-of-concept exploit code has been...

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