Microsoft Warns CrowdStrike of Hackers Targeting Azure Cloud Customers

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New evidence amidst the ongoing probe into the espionage campaign targeting SolarWinds has uncovered an unsuccessful attempt to compromise cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike and access the company’s email.

The hacking endeavor was reported to the company by Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center on December 15, which identified a third-party reseller’s Microsoft Azure account to be making “abnormal calls” to Microsoft cloud APIs during a 17-hour period several months ago.

The undisclosed affected reseller’s Azure account handles Microsoft Office licensing for its Azure customers, including CrowdStrike.

Although there was an attempt by unidentified threat actors to read email, it was ultimately foiled as the firm does not use Microsoft’s Office 365 email service, CrowdStrike said.

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