Germany Warns of 17,000 Vulnerable Exchange Servers Amid Global Cybersecurity Threats

March 31, 2024
Germany Warns of 17,000 Vulnerable Exchange Servers Amid Global Cybersecurity Threats
  • The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has issued a warning about critical vulnerabilities affecting at least 17,000 Microsoft Exchange servers in Germany.

  • These server vulnerabilities are being exploited for malicious activities by cybercriminals and nation-state actors, impacting sectors like education, healthcare, and medium-sized businesses.

  • The specific vulnerability, CVE-2024-21410, could allow attackers to gain code execution and compromise data or disrupt services.

  • Microsoft has released security updates to mitigate the vulnerability, which has also been recognized by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog.

  • Researchers have found approximately 97,000 servers worldwide that are vulnerable or potentially vulnerable, with a significant number located in Germany.

  • The BSI is calling for immediate action to install updates and secure servers to protect sensitive data and IT systems from substantial risk.

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German BSI warns of 17K unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers

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