China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey exploit software vulnerability: Microsoft
Microsoft has warned that hackers linked to the governments of China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have decided to exploit a critical flaw in software used by big tech companies around the world, according to a news article .
The activity of foreign hacking groups includes experimentation with vulnerability, integration into existing hacking tools and “exploitation against targets to achieve actor’s goals,” CNN said, citing Microsoft later. Tuesday.
But the tech giant did not specify which organizations were targeted by the hackers.
The U.S. Cyber ââand Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said the latest fallout could affect hundreds of millions of devices around the world.
All federal civil organizations have been ordered by CISA to update their software in response to the threat.
According to Microsoft and other security companies, the Iranian hacking group using the vulnerability has a habit of deploying ransomware, CNN said.
John Hultquist, vice president of intelligence analysis at cybersecurity firm Mandiant, âWe have seen Chinese and Iranian state actors take advantage of this vulnerability, and we expect other state actors to be doing so as well or are preparing. to do it.
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