March 3, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) alerted the public that Microsoft Exchanges servers’ weaknesses led to stolen emails from at least 30,000 organizations ranging from small businesses to government agencies across the United States. The hack allowed the infiltrator to access the system, allowing entry to files and mailboxes on the server and credentials stored on that system.
Park Bank wants to ensure clients are aware of cybersecurity risks and protect themselves from such an attack.
Microsoft released emergency security updates to patch the vulnerabilities hackers were using in the 2013 through 2019 versions. Companies and organizations that use Microsoft’s Exchange program should assume their emails were infiltrated and work quickly to install Microsoft’s patches. The cloud-based Exchange Online and Microsoft 365 products were not affected.
Park Bank Vice President of Information and Cyber Security Jeff Kurek can provide more information about the hack and suggest tips to prevent future issues. Please let me know if you are interested in discussing more or have any additional questions. I am happy to make a connection!
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