Updates on Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities

Original release date: April 12, 2021

CISA has added two new Malware Analysis Reports (MARs) to Alert AA21-062A: Mitigate Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities.

  • MAR-10330097-1.v1: DearCry Ransomware identifies ransomware that has been used to exploit compromised on-premises Exchange servers. The malware encrypts files on a device and demands ransom in exchange for decryption.
  • MAR-10331466-1.v1: China Chopper Webshell identifies a China Chopper webshell observed in post-compromised Microsoft Exchange Servers. After successfully exploiting a Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerability for initial accesses, a malicious cyber actor can upload a webshell to enable remote administration of the affected system.

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