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Microsoft says attackers are hacking energy grids by exploiting decades-old software

7 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Microsoft has warned that malicious hackers are exploiting a discontinued web server found in common Internet of Things devices to target organizations in the energy sector.
In an analysis published on Tuesday, Microsoft researchers said they had discovered a vulnerable open-source component in the Boa web server, which is still widely used in a range of routers and security cameras, as well as popular software development kits , despite the software's retirement in 2005. The technology giant identified the component while investigating a suspected Indian electric grid intrusion first...
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Microsoft warns: This forgotten open-source web server could let hackers 'silently' gain access to your system

7 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Users of affected network gateway appliances likely don't even know their router is running a web server that was discontinued 17 years ago.
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Hackers Exploiting Abandoned Boa Web Servers to Target Critical Industries

7 days ago   |   By The Hacker News

Microsoft on Tuesday disclosed the intrusion activity aimed at Indian power grid entities earlier this year likely involved the exploitation of security flaws in a now-discontinued web server called Boa.
The tech behemoth's cybersecurity division said the vulnerable component poses a "supply chain risk that may affect millions of organizations and devices."
The findings build on a prior report
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