Microsoft Blames Massive DDoS Attack for Azure, Outlook, and OneDrive Disruptions


Microsoft said on Friday that an unclassified cluster it monitors by the name Storm-1359 was to blame for a series of service failures earlier this month that affected Azure, Outlook, and OneDrive. The internet giant wrote in a post on Friday that the attacks “likely rely on access to multiple virtual private servers (VPS) in conjunction with rented cloud infrastructure, open proxies, and DDoS tools.”

The business stated the attacks “temporarily impacted availability” of some services, despite the fact that there is no proof that any client data was accessed or compromised. Redmond claimed to have seen the threat actor launch layer 7 DDoS attacks from several open proxy infrastructures and cloud services.

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