US government email server found without password protection

A US government email server has been detected online without the correct password (opens in a new tab) protect its contents by essentially disclosing sensitive information to anyone who knew where to look for it. Did anyone really know where to look – it remains to be seen.

The exposed email server was hosted on Microsoft’s government-owned Azure cloud for the Department of Defense, allowing sensitive but still unclassified data to be shared.

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