The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) says a widespread Microsoft email outage Monday was not part of a « broader coordinated campaign » — but they’re still keeping an eye out for possible malicious activity.
Microsoft reported that a number of users in North America lost access Monday afternoon to its « Microsoft 365 » services, including Outlook mail, Microsoft Teams and Teams Live Events, as well as Office.com services.
The company said late Monday night that the incident had been resolved and that « any users still experiencing impact should be mitigated shortly. »
Officials with CISA, the cybersecurity arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said that « at this point we have no indication of a broader coordinated campaign. »
« We’re working with a range of partners on the recent critical infrastructure, IT, communications service disruptions and engaging as needed, » the agency said. « While there are clearly a number of cyber actors out there looking to do us harm, this is also a good reminder that technology service interruptions are often due to mistake rather than malevolence, something we should keep in mind over the coming weeks and months. »
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