Microsoft Executives Targeted in Email Hack

The blog post announces that Microsoft has confirmed two of its executives were victims of an email hack in January. The culprits are a group called Lapsus$, who is known for their attacks on technology companies and for posting stolen information on the dark web. The attack was not due to a security failure on Microsoft’s part, rather it was caused by social engineering techniques, where the hackers deceived or manipulated someone into revealing the executives’ login information. In response to this incident, Microsoft is taking steps to enhance account and identity safety. Meanwhile, Microsoft also stated that no customer data was exposed during this security breach.