A stylized skull and crossbones made out of ones and zeroes.
Tens of thousands of US organizations hit in ongoing Microsoft Exchange hack
Multiple hacking groups are exploiting vulnerabilities to backdoor unpatched servers.
DAN GOODIN – 3/6/2021, 2:50 PM

Tens of thousands of US-based organizations are running Microsoft Exchange servers that have been backdoored by threat actors who are stealing administrator passwords and exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the email and calendaring application, it was widely reported. Microsoft issued emergency patches on Tuesday, but they do nothing to disinfect systems that are already compromised.

KrebsOnSecurity was the first to report the mass hack. Citing multiple unnamed people, reporter Brian Krebs put the number of compromised US organizations at at least 30,000. Worldwide, Krebs said there were at least 100,000 hacked organizations. Other news outlets, also citing unnamed sources, quickly followed with posts reporting the hack had hit tens of thousands of organizations in the US.

Assume compromise

I got an education the other day during a construction meeting while discussing trees. I said there were several “digger pines” that would need to be removed. My comment was met with an, oooooo… You can’tcan’t say that. Then came the education below. 

 

 

Gray Pine

Digger Pine

California Foothill Pine

Pinus sabiniana

Long drooping needles 8-12 inches long grow sparsely on this pine which averages 40-50 feet and sometimes reaches 100 feet tall. The big and heavy 6-14 inch cones are almost as wide as they are long. Pine nuts are produced in female cones which grow next to the trunk in the tops of the trees. The male cones are at the tips of the lower branches.
Native Americans would frequently dig around the base of this tree gathering the seeds; thus, the tree became known as a Digger Pine. This common name is considered derogatory to the Native Americans today, and the tree is now known as a Gray Pine.
To sprout the seeds, plant the seeds in a deep container with soil mix kept moist.

That was my thing for the day!