Protect the keys to the kingdom: Email cyberattacks open doors to core assets

Cybersecurity Dive

Sue Poremba

2021 began with a cyberattack that made an impact across the country and around the world. In early January was when cybersecurity company Volexity discovered hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers, though the full extent of the damage was unknown at the time

"Through its analysis of system memory, Volexity determined the attacker was exploiting a zero-day server-side request forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange. The attacker was using the vulnerability to steal the full contents of several user mailboxes," Volexity researchers wrote in a blog post about the attack.

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