Attacks against potentially vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers are continuing became much easier to perform after working CVE-2021-26855 ProxyLogon Exploit exploit code was published online, moving incidents from APT to mainstream cybercrime activities. You can read more on the background of HAFNIUM and our previous Special Reports about potentially vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers in our recent blog posts:
- HAFNIUM attributed Exchange victims (2021-02-26 to 2021-03-03, pre-patch release)
- Exchange Scanning #1 – mass exploitation (2021-03-09, post-patch release)
- Exchange Scanning #2 – confirmed web shells (2021-03-12, post-patch release)
- Exchange Scanning #3 – potentially vulnerable servers (2021-03-13 to 2021-03-14, post-patch release)
This fifth one-off Special Report identifies additional potentially vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers identified through Internet scanning by KryptosLogic on 2021-03-14, who after sharing their confirmed web shells in Special Report #2 have once again kindly offered to quickly share their data with victims globally for maximum public benefit. This new Special Report is being shared outside of our normal free daily network reporting process with National CERT/CSIRTs and network owners and for maximum public benefit.
The blog entry announcing this report can be found here.
Shadowserver Special Reports are unlike all of our other standard free daily network reports. They do not cover a specific time period.
Instead, we send out Special Reports in situations where we are able to share one-time, high value datasets that we feel should be reported responsibly for maximum public benefit. Sometimes there are incidents when it would be useful to be able to notify potential victims about events or breaches that may have impacted them outside of the previous 24 hour period – for example during high profile events such as the Solarwinds Orion/SUNBURST supply chain or HAFNIUM/Microsoft Exchange Server mass breaches, when it may take a number of days for incident responders to conduct forensic investigations and analyzed data becomes available for sharing with potential victims. Although the events included in these Special Reports will fall outside of our usual 24 hour daily reporting window, we believe that there would still be significant benefit to our constituents in them receiving and hopefully acting on the retrospective data.
If you have missed a Special Report because you were NOT yet a subscriber at the time a report was pushed out, simply subscribe for your network now and specifically request all recent Shadowserver Special Reports – and we will regenerate them specifically for your network, at no cost.
Note that since the data than can shared during one-off reporting events is sometimes different from our more standard shared datasets, this report format is subject to change – primarily through the addition of new fields to better describe a particular dataset.