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  • the White House on Sunday raised the alarm over a recent breach and Microsoft outlook intrusions it says are linked to China.

  • Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said companies should take it very seriously.

  • This is an active threat, and as the national security adviser tweeted last night, everyone running these servers government, private sector academia needs to act now to patch them.

  • CNN separately reported on Sunday that US President Joe Biden was forming a task force to address the hack.

  • A source told Reuters it's now believed more than 20,000 U.

  • S organizations had been affected, including e credit unions, town governments and small businesses.

  • Major companies in federal agencies appear to have been spared, according to initial findings.

  • Microsoft has pointed the finger at hackers from China, but Beijing denies its involvement.

  • The tech company released a patch last week to address flaws and outlook.

  • It's email software, but the remedy can only defend against new hacking attempts.

  • The White House National Security Council tweeted on Sunday.

  • Patching and mitigation is not remediation.

  • It is essential that any organization with a vulnerable server take measures to determine if they were already targeted.

  • Neither the company nor the white House has specified the scale of the hack.

  • Microsoft initially said it was limited, but the White House last week expressed concern about the potential for a large number of victims.

  • A Microsoft representatives said it was working with the government to guide vulnerable clients as more attacks are expected.

the White House on Sunday raised the alarm over a recent breach and Microsoft outlook intrusions it says are linked to China.

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White House warns of 'active threat' after Microsoft hack

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/08
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