Source: Business Insider
Summary List Placement Microsoft is scrambling to protect its clients from hackers exploiting flaws in its Exchange Server email software — and it’s facing a particular challenge in helping small businesses, executives told staff during a recent employee town hall meeting according to audio reviewed by Insider. The company rolled out software updates earlier this month to patch a vulnerability first exploited by a China-backed hacker group known as Hafnium, including a “one-click” tool that fixes the security hole. But tens of thousands of clients running Microsoft Exchange still haven’t patched their systems — and now, cybercriminals across the globe are swarming to hack Exchange users who remain vulnerable. Microsoft execs told employees that the firm is having difficulty reaching many of the small and medium businesses that are a prime target for hackers. Because Exchange Server runs on-premise and not in the cloud, Microsoft can’t automatically push software updates to users or monitor them through a process known as telemetry, CEO Satya Nadella and Rajesh Jha, the executive vice president who runs Microsoft suite of business applications, told staff.