Experts admit that more than 250 thousand servers can be infected around the world.
The US administration is exploring options for responding to the hacking of US organizations’ networks through Microsoft’s Exchange Server software. According to The Washington Post, the authorities plan to create a cyber group to determine the attack scale, allegedly involving hackers from China.
According to government sources, there is no evidence that federal agencies and major defense contractors have been affected. However, the White House, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon, and the Department of Homeland Security are concerned about the difficulties in containing the threat.
The White House is considering the possibility of convening a special group of government departments to respond to the current crisis. Next week, it is planned to hold consultations on creating a single coordination cyber group, which will assess the scale and develop an appropriate response, the article says. Experts admit that more than 250 thousand servers can be infected around the world.
At the same time, representatives of the US authorities fear that hacking email will make it easier for hackers to penetrate entire networks, which is fraught with the installation of ransomware on the servers of business structures and government departments.
Microsoft unveiled an update to its Exchange Server software on Tuesday amid concerns that some private companies in the United States may have been targeted by a group of hackers allegedly linked to China. Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the Chinese authorities are opposed to cyber-attacks and have nothing to do with attempts to hack the corporation’s software.