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Hackers are still abusing Log4j deployments, Microsoft warns

Log4Shell, one of the largest and potentially most devastating vulnerabilities to ever be discovered, is still being leveraged by threat actors more than half a year after it was first observed, and patched. 

A new report from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), and Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team said recently discovered threat actors known as MERCURY (also known as MuddyWater) have been leveraging Log4Shell against organizations all located in Israel. MERCURY is believed to be a state-sponsored threat actor from Iran, under the direct command of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

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