One of the people familiar with the hacking spree said the hackers made use of Microsoft cloud offerings while avoiding Microsoft’s corporate infrastructure.
Microsoft Corporation has recently announced that it has identified a new malicious software in its systems. It is related to a massive hacking campaign, as disclosed by US officials this week. Currently, there has been a rising list of attacked organizations – inducing private and government agencies.
Microsoft is a user of Orion that is a widely deployed networking management solution from SolarWinds. It has already been suspected of Russian attacks on crucial US agencies and others.
As a result, the country’s National Security Agency issued an updated cyber-security advisory – mentioning how Microsoft Azure cloud solutions could have been compromised by the attackers. It also directed users to lock their systems.