Recent Teams, Office outages were caused by cyberattacks: Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that recent outages to its popular services, including Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, and cloud computing platform Azure, were caused by a DDoS attack by a threat actor that the company tracks as Storm-1359.

Also known as Anonymous Sudan, Storm-1359 was first detected in January, targeting organizations and government agencies with DDoS attacks and efforts to exfiltrate data. The threat actor was initially assumed to be a “hacktivist” group protesting a controversial outfit at the Melbourne Fashion Week but has since been linked to the Russian state, according to several media reports.

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