Microsoft stated on Friday that the outages that affected some services of the firm through some of the earlier days of this month were the result of cyberattacks, but that the company observed no indication of any customer data being accessed or exposed as a consequence of the assaults. These failures occurred during the first few days of this month.
The corporation explained the situation in a statement on its corporate blog, writing, “Beginning in early June 2023, Microsoft identified surges in traffic against some services that temporarily impacted availability.”
After identifying the threat, Microsoft stated that it immediately commenced an investigation and started following the DDoS activities being conducted by the threat actor that it refers to as Storm-1359.
Reuters asked Microsoft whether the business had determined who was responsible for the cyberattack, but the software giant did not immediately react to the question.
DDoS assaults are carried out by sending large amounts of internet traffic against certain servers in an effort to bring those servers down in a manner that is relatively rudimentary.
The Microsoft 365 software suite, including Teams and Outlook, had an outage that lasted for over two hours on June 5 and a brief repeat the following morning. This issue affected many tens of thousands of customers. That was Microsoft’s fourth incident of this kind in the past twelve months.