REDMOND: Microsoft it says it fixed a bug cloud computing The platform, cybersecurity researchers warned, could enable hackers to hijack a cloud-based database product used by many large companies.
The company said Friday that there is no evidence that the potential launch was abused by malicious actors or that any customer data was disclosed.
Wiz, the cybersecurity firm run by former Microsoft employees, said it had discovered what it called an “unprecedented critical”. security bug” Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and informed the tech giant in early August. Microsoft paid the firm a bounty for the discovery and said it immediately fixed the problem.
If the vulnerability was exploited, it could affect “thousands of organizations, including numerous Fortune 500 companies,” according to a blog post by Israel and California-based Wiz. Microsoft said on Friday that it only affected a subset of customers who used the product.
Microsoft was already in the hot seat for the hacking of Exchange email servers, which was announced in March and blamed Chinese spies. His code was also rifled through emails from US officials in an earlier hack pinned to Russian intelligence agents and more commonly associated with the software company. Solar Winds.
While the cloud platform vulnerability, disclosed this week, does not seem to cause any harm, it has raised concerns about the security of cloud services provided by the tech industry, which businesses and governments increasingly rely on.
After the White House cybersecurity summit on Thursday, Microsoft pledged to invest $20 billion in cybersecurity over the next five years and provide $150 million in technical services to help local governments upgrade their defenses.
Federal lawmakers insisted earlier in the year that Microsoft said it needed to provide security in the first place and to upgrade it quickly without missing out on taxpayers.