According to White House, Microsoft is closely following the emergency patch

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is closely following an emergency patch Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ 🙂 has released, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Thursday after an unknown hacking group recently broke into organizations with a bug in the company’s mail server software.

“We are closely following Microsoft’s emergency patch for previously unknown vulnerabilities in Exchange Server software and reporting on possible compromises between US think tanks and defense companies,” said Jake Sullivan, national security advisor to President Joe Biden, on Twitter .

“We encourage network owners to patch as soon as possible,” he said. His tweet included a link to a notice from Microsoft about the security update. (https: //

Microsoft’s nearly ubiquitous suite of products has been under scrutiny since the hack by SolarWinds Corp, a Texas-based software company that served as a springboard for various government-private interventions.

In other cases, hackers used the way customers had set up their Microsoft services to compromise their targets or delve further into affected networks.

Hackers tracking SolarWinds also violated Microsoft itself, accessing and downloading source code – including elements of Exchange, the company’s email and calendar product.

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