Microsoft warns thousands of cloud clients about database exposure

Beckers Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Microsoft is warning thousands of its cloud computing clients that hackers could read, alter or delete their databases because of a vulnerability, according to an Aug. 26 CNBC report.

Seven things to know:

1. The vulnerability is on Microsoft Azure's Cosmos database. A security team at Wiz uncovered that a hacker could access keys that control access to the databases used by thousands of companies.

2. Microsoft cannot change the keys itself and emailed its clients Aug. 26, telling them to create new keys. Microsoft paid Wiz $40,00 for finding the flaw and reporting it, according to an email Wiz shared with CNBC.

3. Microsoft...

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