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In major gaffe, hacked Microsoft test account was assigned admin privileges

The recent breach into Microsoft’s network and its top executives’ email by hackers, traced back to Russia-state group Midnight Blizzard, was facilitated through an outdated test account with administrative privileges. The hackers employed a technique called “password spraying” to exploit a weak credential and infiltrate the unprotected account. They compounded this access by creating a malicious app, granting it rights to every email on Microsoft’s Office 365 service.

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China-Linked Espionage Groups Target Asian Telecoms

Three Chinese-linked cyber-espionage groups, called Fireant, Neeedleminer, and Firefly by Broadcom’s cybersecurity division Symantec, have targeted telecommunications operators in Asia. Compromising these operators allows the