The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Microsoft advise organisations using Microsoft Exchange to install the patches listed here as an urgent priority.
The ACSC states that organisations using Microsoft Exchange deploy the above patches and then undertake the detection steps outlined in this Microsoft blog post.
We advise you to discuss this urgent issue with your IT and/or cyber security technicians as soon as possible. Alternatively, the ACSC has noted that organisations that have been impacted or require assistance can contact the ACSC via 1300 CYBER1.
According to ACSC, Microsoft has announced that malicious actors are exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers exposed to the internet, enabling access to email accounts and enabling further compromises of the Exchange server and associated networks.
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