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CrowdStrike CEO: Microsoft Explanation For Russia Hack Doesn’t Add Up
January 24, 2024
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Russia-linked actor hacks senior Microsoft executives' emails; scant details provided says CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz. Kurtz criticizes timing of disclosure and lack of meaningful explanation. Microsoft ties hack to Midnight Blizzard, group behind 2020 SolarWinds breach. Microsoft attributes incident to late November 2023 password spray attack compromising a legacy non-production test account. Kurtz questions connection between non-production environment and high-level email compromise. Microsoft's disclosure limited to breach following SEC rules, Kurtz expects more to emerge.