HPE was hacked by the same Russian intelligence group that

HPE was hacked by the same Russian intelligence group that attacked Microsoft

Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewitt Packerd Enterprise (HPE), speaks during the HPE Discovery CIO Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The summit brings together experts and industry leaders to explore the topic Critical elements CIOs must consider to enable speed and agility, including people, data usage, and approaches to security, governance, and control. Photographer: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Wednesday that its cloud-based email system was compromised by state-sponsored actor Midnight Blizzard, or Cozy Bear.

The enterprise tech giant disclosed the hack in a regulatory filing, saying that “beginning in May 2023, the threat actor accessed and exfiltrated data from a small percentage of HPE mailboxes of individuals in our cybersecurity, go-to-market and business segments.” “other functions.”

HPE said it is still investigating the hack, which it believes is related to another incident in June 2023. During this incident, the hackers managed to compromise “a limited number of SharePoint files as early as May 2023,” HPE wrote in the filing.

“Following the notice in June, we immediately investigated and took containment and remediation actions to eliminate the activity with the assistance of third-party cybersecurity experts,” the company wrote. “After taking such actions, we concluded that this activity did not have a material impact on the business.”

In early January, Microsoft announced that the hacking group – also referred to as Nobelium or APT29 – had compromised some of its senior executives' email accounts. In 2020, the same hacking group linked to Russian intelligence also carried out the infamous breach against state-owned provider SolarWinds.

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