There have been reports from Microsoft that hackers located in China have gained access to the email accounts of around 25 big organisations, including a government agency.
“Microsoft notified the Department of a compromise to Microsoft’s Office 365 system”
“We are monitoring our systems and will respond promptly should any further activity be detected
There have been further reports in the US media that the State Department had also been targeted by the hackers.
Microsoft said the China-based hacking group had accessed email accounts by forging digital authentication tokens required by the system.