Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication Failure Impacts Office 365 Users Globally

Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication Failure Impacts Office 365 Users Globally

A failure of Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication services has impacted Office 365 business users in the early hours of Monday. The global outage impacted multifactor authentication services to leave users stranded from being able to use their Office products with the lack of a secondary six-digit…

Microsoft Takes a Leap in Mission to Kill Passwords

Microsoft Takes a Leap in Mission to Kill Passwords

Technology giant Microsoft is pressing ahead with its efforts to usher in a ‘password-less’ future. “No company lets enterprises eliminate more passwords than Microsoft,” the Redmond-based software giant announced proudly at its enterprise technology conference Ignite in Orlando, Florida. In staking that claim, the company…

Microsoft Spots Russian Hacking Attempts Targeting U.S. Midterm Elections

Tech giant Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new attempts by Russian state-sponsored hacking targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. In a report scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Microsoft Corp said that a hacking group directly sponsored by the Russian…

Microsoft Sees Cryptocurrency Miners as an ‘Increasing Threat’

Software giant Microsoft has labelled malicious cryptocurrency miners as an increasing threat as cybercriminals increasingly turn to new attack vectors due to the soaring prices of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in recent months. The sharp increase in the value of cryptocurrencies has already seen cybercriminals successfully…

Microsoft Blocks Malicious Cryptocurrency Miner to Save 400,000 Users

A highly sophisticated new malware strain targeting Windows computers that attempted to infect nearly half a million machines has seen its demise. Microsoft’s default built-in antivirus program has squashed a barrage of attacks launched by what it calls a “massive” cryptocurrency mining campaign dubbed Dofoil.…

Meltdown, Spectre Bugs Bring More Grief to Microsoft, AMD Users

Microsoft has temporarily paused issuing patches to the Metldown and Spectre vulnerabilities for AMD machines after a flurry of user complaints wherein PCs were rendered unbootable. Paying heed to a large number of complaints on its support forums, Microsoft has acknowledged its users running Windows…

Microsoft Admits Cloud Service Faces 300% Increase in CyberAttacks

Technology giant Microsoft has revealed that its cloud-based user accounts have seen a 300% increase in cyber attacks over the past year. In a blog post announcing its Security Intelligence Report – Volume 22, a security review primarily focused on cloud and endpoint data, Microsoft…

Microsoft is Turning the Tables on Russian Hackers with Lawyers

Microsoft is beginning counter measures against the alleged state-sponsored Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear. Linked with Russia’s covert military intelligence agency, Fancy Bear is commonly known for allegedly being the perpetrator of last year’s Democratic National Convention hack. According to the Daily Beast,…

Ransomware Woes Sees India Force Microsoft for Cut-Price Upgrade Deal

Following last month’s unprecedented cyberattack led by the WannaCry ransomware, India has reportedly pressed Microsoft to offer a significant one-time discount deal for over 50 million Windows users to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system. A new Reuters report has revealed that the…

Microsoft Security Director Admits Windows 10 Disables 3rd Party Antivirus Software

As Kaspersky Lab sues Microsoft for alleged antitrust compliant violations, a senior security executive at the software giant confirmed that the latest version of its flagship operating system, Windows 10, disabled third-party security software. For context, Kaspersky filed a complaint with Russian authorities alleging that…

Microsoft Patches Windows XP to Protect Against Nation-State Attacks

After Microsoft took the unprecedented step of releasing patches for Windows XP following last month’s WannaCry attacks, the software maker has released additional updates for all of versions of Windows. While determining June’s security update for the Windows operating system, Microsoft learned of vulnerabilities which…

Microsoft is Warning Christmas Shoppers about Ransomware

In a new post on its Malware Protection Center blog, software giant Microsoft has warned customers about ransomware cybercriminals targeting online shoppers through a phishing campaign. Cybercriminals and malware authors are pushing Cerber, a strain of ransomware through a phishing campaign that purports to notify…