FBI nuked web shells from hacked Exchange Servers without telling owners


A court-approved FBI operation was conducted to remove web shells from compromised US-based Microsoft Exchange servers without first notifying the servers’ owners.

On March 2nd, Microsoft released a series of Microsoft Exchange security updates for vulnerabilities actively exploited by a hacking group known as HAFNIUM.

These vulnerabilities are collectively known as ProxyLogon and were used by threat actors in January and February to install web shells on compromised Exchange servers. These web shells provided remote access to the servers where threat actors used them to exfiltrate email and accounts credentials.

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Source: Bleeping Computer