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US Government Emails With Microsoft Were Stolen by Russian Hackers

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US Government Emails With Microsoft Were Stolen by Russian Hackers

US Government Emails With Microsoft Were Stolen by Russian Hackers

US Government Emails With Microsoft , Were Stolen by Russian Hackers.

On April 11, American officials confirmed that emails sent between Microsoft and U.S. government agencies have been stolen by Russian hackers, CNN reports.

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According to Eric Goldstein, a senior official at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), .

Those emails may have included login information like usernames and passwords.

At this time, we are not aware of any agency production environments that have experienced a compromise as a result of a credential exposure.

, Eric Goldstein, a senior official at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), via CNN.

Even though there is currently no evidence that the stolen credentials have been used to compromise federal computer systems, .

CISA described the occurrence as an "unacceptable risk to agencies.".

As a result, the agency released an "emergency directive" on April 11 ordering those potentially affected by the hack to bolster their defenses.

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The hack was first revealed by Microsoft in January, but it has gotten more serious as new details continue to emerge.

CNN reports that the U.S. has previously linked the hackers in question to Russia's foreign intelligence service.

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A Microsoft spokesperson issued a statement on April 11.

As we shared in our March 8 blog, as we discover secrets in our exfiltrated email, we are working with our customers to help them investigate and mitigate, Microsoft spokesperson, via CNN.

This includes working with CISA on an emergency directive to provide guidance to government agencies, Microsoft spokesperson, via CNN


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