Exposed Military Emails Linked To Microsoft Azure: Reports

From CRN: Multiple news outlets report that Microsoft and the United States Department of Defense are investigating the exposure of a terabyte or more of military emails. The exposed server was secured Monday afternoon.

The data was stored in the Azure cloud computing service by Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft. The data included personal information, at least one SF-86 form used for security clearances and conversations among officials, according to Bloomberg.

Part of the issue is a U.S. Special Operations Command server that was not password protected, according to Bloomberg. The public accessibility of the server may have been due to a configuration error. But it was unclear if the blame belonged to a Pentagon or Microsoft employee.

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